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Israel to impose marking of unhealthy food products

November 21, 2016: The Globes:

The Israeli Ministry of Health "Committee for Regulation to Promote Healthy Nutrition will require manfacturers to mark food products containing high level of sugar, salt or fat with a warning label in red.
"Food manufacturers will also be obliged to state the number of spoons of sugar in each food product, and the will be prohibited from advertising products marked as unhealthy to children."
This will be rolled out in three stages. "The first stage will start in January 2018, the second stage 18 months later, in July 2019, while the last stage will come into effect in December 2020."
"Israel is rated second in diabetes mortality among men, second only to Mexico. Among women, Israel has the third highest diabetes mortality rate, after Mexico and Turkey. The US is often cited as the world's greatest sugar consumer but it appears that even on this count, at least in relation to children, Israel fares worse. Israeli children consume even more sweetened beverages than children in America, the world's junk food capital. 41% of 15 year old girls reported drinking sweetened drinks daily, compared with 30% in the US. Among 15 year old boys, this figure is even higher, at 45%, compared with 37% among American children. For comparison, in Canada these rates are 12% and 21%, correspondingly."
"Israel also has one of the world's highest rates of salt consumption, almost double the recommended maximum quantity, and even higher among children."
"At least 51% of products will be marked as unhealthy."

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