A review of food labels is taking place within Australia in regards to providing nutritional information to guide consumer food choices. An FOPL system considered is the UK adopted Traffic Light system, which applies red, amber or green traffic lights to the front of the pack depending on the total fat, sugar and salt content of the product.
Nut's For Life explained that "Implementing a Traffic Light System is not as simple as start, slow, stop. Only tallying ‘total’ fats in foods and ignoring the type of fat means that natural primary produce foods containing healthy fats such as nuts, avocados and olives would carry the same ‘red light’ as manufactured chocolate bars and chips."
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