Council backs make traffic light food and drink labelling mandatory call

Published February 12, 2018 at 10:14

Rossendale Council is backing calls for traffic light labelling on food and drink to be mandatory to help people make more informed choices about the food they eat

The calls are being made by the Local Government Association.

Councillor Barbara Ashworth, Portfolio Holder for Health and Housing at Rossendale Council said: “As a Council, we are happy to lend our support to anything which may help to improve our Borough’s health.

This won’t be a burdensome regulation for businesses and it’s not an example of the so-called nanny state – it’s simply giving more information to shoppers to make informed choices about the food and drink they buy.

“Recently, we called for it to be mandatory for food hygiene ratings are displayed at food outlets, once again showing this Council is not afraid to lobby to changes in the law which benefit our residents.

“We would hope our colleagues at Lancashire County Council, who have a responsibility for public health, would also lend their support to this campaign.”

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