French chocolate manufacturers oppose health warnings

By: trademagazin Date: 2014. 08. 21. 11:00

The famous chocolate and pastry makers of France are bitterly opposing a government proposal to place health warnings on their products in an attempt to stem rising obesity.

chocolate-smallThe country's 4,500 traditional “chocolatiers” and “pâtissiers” are lobbying the health ministry to discard a plan to introduce colour-coded labels for all food products to promote healthy eating.

The labels would come in five colours ranging from green, for products considered good for your health, to red, for those best avoided or eaten in small quantities. Chocolate would be coded red.

The Confederation of French Chocolate and Pastry Makers has started a petition and a social media campaign on social media aimed at countering the notion that chocolate is unhealthy. (MTI)

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