Slow Food welcomes EU infraction proceedings against UK

Pascale says system green lights coke, gives red to olive oil

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    (ANSA) - Rome, October 1 - Slow Food Italy president Gaetano Pascale on Wednesday welcomed the European Commission decision to open infraction proceedings against Great Britain's so-called "traffic light" food-labelling scheme.
    The system is designed to help consumers make healthy choices, by labelling food items red, amber or green according to their fat, salt and sugar contents.
    However, according to Pascale, the system not only damages local produce but could lead to the paradox of "having a red label for extra-virgin olive oil and a green one for diet Coke".


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