Food was offered to mark in the degree of hazard

The food in Russia can be marked depending on the degree of harmfulness or usefulness, it is assumed to use the traffic light principle. About this idea, the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on issues of environmental activities, environment and transport Sergei Ivanov said in an interview “Arguments and facts”, published on Tuesday, January 31.

“I will share with you an idea that is already being discussed. Is the food tasty but not healthy. Here, too, to prohibit anything not necessary, but they can be marked “traffic light”. Red — eat, if you like, but bear in mind that after some time will, for example, fat. The yellow is more or less useful. Green — highest quality and environmentally friendly products,” explained Ivanov.

While it is clear that, for example, “cottage cheese or sour cream without palm oil more expensive,” the task of the responsible authorities to inform citizens and provide them the right choice, said the special representative of the President.

20 January it became known that the Rosstandart in late February, will consider changes in the standard, designed to prevent the adulteration of raw milk. According to the newspaper “Izvestia”, the document passes a coordination stage. The state standard Committee proposes to introduce new requirements to milk, precluding the use in the production of raw non-dairy components.

The week before, the Deputy head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Alexei Alekseenko said that the country is gerrymandered for a quarter of all food except for eggs. In the CPS with this assessment is not agreed.