US wants food products stamped with ‘healthy or not healthy’ label
In a bid to cut down obesity rates, the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now aims to make it easier for the public to easily determine whether the food products they are buying is healthy or not healthy for them.
To do this, the government is considering the idea of stamping food products with ‘healthy’ or ‘not healthy’ label.
During the National Food Policy Conference, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said, as cited by CNBC, that FDA plans to explore what it means for food products to be considered healthy and may create an icon or symbol to label those that meet the possible new definition.
The FDA also wants to regulate the way manufacturers list their ingredients in their food products as well as how they claim the health benefits of these products.
“The comprehensive, multiyear plan aims to cut obesity rates and ultimately reduce the prevalence of chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease,” the report said.