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Ban the traffic light labelling system from the front of packaging

Submitted by Tarryn Hopkins on Tuesday 23rd January 2024

Published on Monday 5th February 2024

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 5th August 2024

Current Signatures: 24
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Ban the traffic light labelling system from the front of packaging

Petition Details

I would like the traffic light system which colour codes amounts of fat, sugar and salt, to be banned from food packaging. The option to view nutritional information should still be available on the back of packaging.

Additional Information

I have anorexia and I am currently in recovery. However it can be very damaging to people in my position to stick to recovery when values are so easily displayed on the front of packaging. This can lead to more restrictive behaviour if it is in plain sight. I have found when the calories and the colour rating are not easy to view, it is much easier to continue with a meal plan.

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