About a year ago, I wrote about new food labels that would be coming soon.
(See last year's post here)
Well, it's a year later, and today, the Ministry of Health finally unveiled the plan to label foods that are high in saturated fat, salt, or sugar! (They move fast, don't they? 😉 )
It's going to get easier to see at a glance which foods are considered high in sugar, salt, or saturated fats.
Here's how they will be determining what gets labeled:
Substance in 100g (solid food) in 100ml (liquids)
Salt more than 400mg more than 100mg
Sugar more than 10g more than 5g
Saturated Fat more than 4g more than 3g
The new labels will be on the front of food packaging and will look like this:
It's not clear to me when they will start to appear on packaging - let me know when you see them!
Hope this helps people - reading labels in Hebrew can be a challenge for some, so this should make the job a bit easier!