Kuwait introduces traffic light labeling for packaged foods

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KUWAIT CITY, April 17: The Food and Nutrition General Authority has rolled out a new initiative aimed at enhancing public awareness about the nutritional content of packaged foods. Under the banner of “Your Hand is in Our Hand,” this initiative introduces a system of light signals on the front of food packages, making it easier for consumers to make informed dietary choices.

Aligned with Kuwait Vision 2035 and following the recommendations of the World Health Organization, this initiative is part of a broader strategy to promote healthier eating habits, combat obesity, and prevent chronic non-communicable diseases linked to nutrition.

Implemented by the Community Nutrition Affairs Sector, the initiative extends an invitation to all national food companies producing locally packaged foods to participate. The goal is to foster community partnerships and engage food manufacturers, producers, and importers in sustainable development efforts.

The light signals placed on food packages serve as visual cues, indicating the levels of energy, fats, saturated fats, sugars, and salt contained in the product as percentages. This labeling system aims to empower consumers by providing clear information to help them make healthier food choices and manage their intake of fats and calories more effectively.

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