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Stop or go? How is the UK food industry responding to front-of-pack nutrition labels?

van Camp, Debra, de Souza Monteiro, Diogo M, Hooker, Neal H. (2011) Stop or go? How is the UK food industry responding to front-of-pack nutrition labels? European Review of Agricultural Economics, 39 (5). pp. 821-842. ISSN 1464-3618. (doi:10.1093/erae/jbr063) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The adoption of voluntary front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition labels by UK food retailers and manufacturers is explored. These labels highlight key nutrients, facilitating product comparisons. Information for 2,201 products launched between 2007 and 2009 was analysed. Binary and multinomial logistic regression models explore drivers of FOP label use. Products introduced more recently by retailers and certain food categories were more likely to carry FOP labels. Increasing the content of sodium and sugar decreased odds of FOP use in some categories, but with limited significance. Discussion includes policy options to optimise firm response and implications for evolving mandatory FOP labelling proposals.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/erae/jbr063
Uncontrolled keywords: front-of-pack, nutrition labelling, traffic light, guideline daily allowance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 16:44 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38458 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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