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Traffic light labelling for all food products in Israel affecting UK exporters/investors

in Israel

Trade barrier summary

In January 2020, a new food labelling system was introduced by the Minister of Health in Israel. This requires businesses to ‘traffic light label’ their food products (red/yellow/green), according to their contents of trans fats, sugar, and salt. This information needs to be printed on the front of packaging produced in the country or exported to the country, which could be an additional cost to UK businesses to produce and apply stickers to their already packaged goods.

The Israeli Ministry of Health website clearly lays out the regulation and how to mark food here (in Hebrew):

Food and labelling nutritional labelling in English can be found here:
And relevant regulations can be found here:

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink



Date reported

7 January 2020

Last updated

1 June 2022

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