Red light for bad food
5:00AM Friday August 31, 2007
By Errol Kiong and Paula Oliver

The Government is being urged to compel food and drink companies to introduce a "traffic light" system indicating how healthy items are if they will not do it voluntarily.

Parliament's health select committee yesterday issued the results of its year-long inquiry into obesity and type 2 diabetes.

It warned that the problems had the potential to "rapidly overwhelm the health system".

The committee concluded that education alone would not be enough to tackle obesity and said existing initiatives were "fragmented and poorly co-ordinated".

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