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Warning labels on unhealthy foods mandatory by 2025

South Africa

Feb 13, 2023

The draft regulations introduce a mandatory black-and-white warning-label system for pre-packaged foods that are high in sugar, salt and unhealthy fats. The warning labels will also be mandatory for foods and drinks containing artificial (non-nutritive) sweeteners

Once draft R2986 is approved: pre-packaged foods will need to carry a front-of-pack warning label if they contain more than 10g of total sugar per 100g or more than 5g per 100ml, more than 4g of saturated fatty acids per 100g or 3g per 100ml, and more than 400mg of sodium per 100g or 100mg per 100ml. Any amount of artificial sweetener in foods and drinks will require a warning label.


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