Junk food makers unfazed by DTI’s health warnings proposal
Junk food makers are unfazed by the possibility that their products will also be required to have health warning labels, just like how the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) wants to do with sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs).
It was just last week when DTI Chief Ramon Lopez announced the plan to put health warning labels on bottles and packages of SSBs.
In a report in Philippines Star, Liwayway Group Chairman Carlos Chan said that at this point, he is optimistic that DTI will not apply the same plan to salty processed and manufactured food.
This, as having health warnings on the packages of salted products may cause a decline in demand.
Another official, who was quoted anonymously in the report, said he thinks the government is really more concerned on sugary products instead of junk food products.
“[This] is good. I would like to believe we are not in the pipeline,” the source further said.