IGD said that its best practice guide for Guideline Daily Amount labels for food manufacturers would not conflict with the FSA’s front-of-pack signposting decision that is due to be announced next Thursday (March 9).
Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD chief executive, said: “The report is designed to provide guidance to industry on the best way to represent GDAs back-of-pack. These guidelines are compatible with all the options advanced for nutrition signposting front-of-pack. Back-of-pack GDAs have the full support of the industry and the Food Standards Agency.”
The FSA is expected to opt for complex traffic lights on front-of-pack over the industry-favoured GDA system.
Meanwhile, Waitrose has revealed details of its front-of-pack traffic lights. Sandwiches will be first to display the new labelling from March 13. It will then be rolled out to products such as ready meals and pizzas.