Lessons on implementing a robust front-of-pack food label

This is the 2nd report in our Building Momentum series

A couple shopping for foodThe 2nd report in this series provides advice to policymakers about designing and implementing a front-of-pack food label in the face of various challenges caused by lack of political will and industry interference.

It seeks to equip policymakers with overarching guidance on how to design a robust front-of-pack food label that will help overcome issues of lack of political as well as defend their label against legal and non-legal challenges, including common tactics used by industry.

Case studies are included throughout the report from countries who are in the process of, or who have already implemented a front-of-pack label.

> Download the 4-page report summary (PDF 1MB)

> Download the report (PDF 2MB)

> Download our evidence table of the effects of implemented front-of-pack food labels (PDF 660KB)

It’s important to draw on experiences of policymakers from around the world to design robust policy actions which can help reduce the burden of diet-related NCDs. This report will help governments overcome the challenges faced when implementing front-of-pack food labelling – Prof Mike Rayner, University of Oxford and Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, UK

More in this series

> Establishing robust policies to promote physical activity in primary healthcare
> Lessons on implementing robust restrictions of food and non-alcoholic beverage marketing to children
> Lessons on implementing a robust sugar sweetened beverage tax