Academics and consumer advocates have stepped up a campaign urging food manufacturers to display labels of their products that match their ingredients.
The move came after a random survey by the Foundation for Consumers found about 50% of 70 to 80 collected samples of ready-to-eat and frozen food did not list ingredients in accordance with the product names.
Vasith Chavasit, director of the Institute of Nutrition at Mahidol University, said labels of products were like a window that allowed consumers to know what was inside. The labels would give consumers details of ingredients used in the products before buying them as some people might be allergic to certain contents such as wheat flour.
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