EU Lawmakers Support Uniform Food Labeling Law

Law360, New York (June 16, 2010, 6:52 PM EDT) -- The European Parliament voted Wednesday in favor of a controversial proposal to list the nutritional content of food items on the front of their packages, but rejected a “traffic light” labeling system for rating the food's content.

Members of Parliament overwhelmingly backed a European Commission proposal to require companies to put the salt, fat, saturated fat and sugar content on the front of food packages, along with the recommended daily intake for each substance.

MEPs also voted in favor of putting details of protein, fiber and...
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