UAE approves nutrition labelling plan for food items


It will soon be easier for us to make healthier choices while shopping for food items.

That’s because a colour-coded nutritional labelling system has been approved by the UAE Cabinet.

The red, amber and green coloured labels will indicate fat, sugar and salt content in the products.

It will include all canned solid and liquid food items but will exclude fresh foods such as fruits, vegetables, meat and fish.

The initiative, called Nutrition Labelling Policy will have a soft launch before it becomes mandatory in January 2022.

It will be implemented by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA).


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