Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New Food Labeling Coming Soon

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!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hi! Thanks for commenting on Frugal and Kosher! From now on, all comments are moderated, because of the unfortunate prevalence of spammy comments. Thanks for understanding!