Israel - New food labelling requirements

In March 2017 the Israeli Ministry of Health published a new regulation that will compel food manufacturers to include clearly visible nutritional profiling on food labels on the front side of the package, in order "to encourage increased health awareness". The new regulation will foresee a red symbol for certain unwanted ingredients such as trans fats, excess salt and sugar. A green symbol will signal a recommended item in the hope of encouraging shoppers to opt for more healthy food shopping.

The implementation of the new regulation will be gradual from the beginning of 2018 to 2020, but at present the Ministry is still in the process of finalising the legislation in the Knesset.



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