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Diabetes UK Petition for improved food labelling

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by DCUKMod, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Responding to feedback from their Future of Diabetes Big Conversation, Diabetes UK have started a petition to lobby for changes in food labelling.

    This is being labelled the Food Upfront petition, asking government for clear, consistent and compulsory labelling, in supermarkets and restaurants.
    Here's what they'd like to see:

    1. Front-of-pack traffic light labelling on all pre-packaged foods sold in the UK.
    2. Calorie labelling in key restaurants, cafes and takeaways, with carbohydrate content available online or when requested in store.
    3. Carbohydrate content labelling on products per portion or per individual unit as prepared.
    You can add your signature to the petition here: https://goo.gl/WMhtG3

    Their thread on the Diabetes UK forum is here: https://forum.diabetes.org.uk/boards/threads/food-labels-diabetes-new-petition.72002/
     
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  2. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    Signed
     
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  3. EllsKBells

    EllsKBells Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Signed and shared :)

    This is really important for restaurants - so many of the big chains don't provide any at all, and there isn't really any excuse for them not to.
     
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  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Signed. It is very rare that I sign petitions but this one affects everyone not just those of us who have metabolic probs.
     
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  5. archersuz

    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    signed, thanks for the heads up on this.
     
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  6. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    UserABC2021 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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  8. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Re your signature, soon, very soon!
     
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  9. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Haven't they missed out equating carbs to sugar, surely this is a key aspect. I will sign as the other points are worthwhile.
     
  10. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    The form did not complain about my old email address, and a random UK postcode.

    I ticked the no spam box as well...
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Master

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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    I made this point in the comment section and I doubt I will be alone in this.
     
  13. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I put this from my user profile in the comments section: Low carb and high fat, it's not a diet but a way of life...
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Signed and left a comment about carbs = sugar
     
  16. db89

    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Signed - not sure about the traffic light suggestion if it's just for sugar but I think a lot of people would benefit from the other points.
     
  17. Rustytypin

    Rustytypin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Signed and commented on the need for better disclosure of carb content by all food retailers.
     
  18. Tabzmcfc

    Tabzmcfc LADA · Active Member

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  19. Etty

    Etty Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I can't sign this without the full carb count--Tesco manage it by putting full carbs under the traffic light box ( after complaints from diabetics). Why can't everyone do the same?
     
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  20. james11

    james11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is that all they come up with..food labelling. ?
     
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