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Posted 28 April 2005 - 09:26 PM

Tesco, the UK's biggest supermarket, is turning its back on traffic-light food labels which indicate sugar, salt and fat in products, it has announced.

The government-backed scheme has been widely resisted by the food industry, despite research suggesting shoppers would welcome the system.

The Food Standards Agency believes the labels would make it easier for shoppers to understand labels.

But Tesco says it is opting for an alternative "signposting" system.

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