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SA to introduce new user-friendly warning labels on 'junk food'

25 February 2019 10:15 AM
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Sugar tax
junk food
National department of health
The Health Department says most consumers don't understand what is written on the labels and so, don't know what they're eating.

The Department of Health is planning to introduce front-of-pack warning labels for foods termed 'junk food' so as to warn the consumer of any potential health risks.

According to Lynn Moeng, chief director of Nutrition in the Department of Health, most consumers can't interpret the current labeling, meaning they don't understand what they are consuming.

She says the legislation is currently at a research stage in the effort to simplify the language so that consumers would be able to understand.

Read: Govt to use new sugar tax funds on health campaigns

We are investigating what would have more meaning for consumers, what would they understand better.

Lynn Moeng, Chief director of nutrition - Department of Health

The process is at the research stage so that we can use that to engage industry people to say this is what consumers understand better in terms of labeling.

Lynn Moeng, Chief director of nutrition - Department of Health

The focus will not be on all the nutrients. It will be on the sugar, the salt, the fat and also creating awareness on other things they are currently not aware of.

Lynn Moeng, Chief director of nutrition - Department of Health

Moeng says they aim to introduce the new regulations by late 2019 or early 2020.

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


25 February 2019 10:15 AM
Tags:
Sugar tax
junk food
National department of health

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