Traffic light labels

The Nutrition Program creates a traffic light label for your recipes which show whether a food has a high (red), medium (amber) or low (green) level of fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar. They make it easy to compare foods and see which is healthier. If you choose a food that is high in fat one day, you can balance it with one that is low another. Most supermarkets are using this system of labelling to help their customers make healthy choices.

New Traffic light labelling for 2014

Information needed:• Amounts of fat, saturates, total sugars and salt per 100g/ml for a product. Portion size criteria apply to portions over 100g.

Table 2: Criteria for 100g of food (whether or not it is sold by volume)

Text

 

LOW

 

MEDIUM

 

HIGH

 

Colour code

 

Green

 

Amber

 

Red

Fat

3.0g/100g

> 3.0g to

≤ 17.5g/100g

> 17.5g/100g

> 21g/portion

Saturates

1.5g/100g

> 1.5g to

≤ 5.0g/100g

> 5.0g/100g

> 6.0g/portion

(Total) Sugars

5.0g/100g

> 5.0g and

≤ 22.5g /100g

> 22.5g/100g

> 27g/portion

Salt

0.3g/100g

> 0.3g to

≤ 1.5g/100g

>1.5g/100g

>1.8g/porti

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