EU CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION RAISES CONCERN ABOUT NUTRIENTS RULES

BY ALAN OSBORN

The European consumers association BEUC (Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs) has expressed concern that European Commission rules setting out permitted levels of salt, sugar and fat for food products could give a misleading picture of food safety and may deceive consumers into buying products that were not necessarily the safest. BEUC said the Commission proposals would allow health claims even on foods that scored badly on the 'traffic- light' system of labeling adding that only the healthiest options should be allowed to ...


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