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EU regulators launch inquiry into British 'traffic light' food labels

The European Commission announced the preliminary investigation on Friday.

February 24, 2014
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Sugar battle may ensue

EU regulators say they will investigate the 'traffic light' food nutrition label system launched recently by Britain. The European Commission expressed concern in a statement that "adoption of such a hybrid food labelling scheme in the UK would fragment the issue of nutrition labelling in the European Union". Depending on the commission's findings, formal infringement proceedings against Britain could be pursued.

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