Front of Pack Labels (FoPL) are simplified, decipherable information of certain nutrients of concern like fat, salt and sugar on pre-packed or processed foods. FoPL is designed to help consumers identify and compare between products at the point of purchase. The information on FoPL therefore needs to be placed in such a manner that the information is noticeable and easily understandable.
Keerthana Thangavel, Researcher
Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG), in association with the Press Institute of India (PII), organized an online media workshop on March 26, 2021 to inform the media about the seriousness of trans fat issue, the regulations in place, the need for effective implementation of regulations and a change in cooking/eating habits. The speakers of the workshop included Dr Sumitra Shanmugham - senior medical practitioner, Ms. Rina Mukherji - senior journalist and Mr. Dhakshanamoorthy - senior reporter.
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