EU regulators launch inquiry into British 'traffic light' food labels
The European Commission announced the preliminary investigation on Friday.
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.