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South African consumers’ perceptions of front-of-package warning labels on unhealthy foods and drinks

Front-of-package labeling is a policy tool that helps consumers to make informed food choices. South Africa has not yet implemented this labeling system. This study explored adult South African consumers’ perceptions of front-of-pack-age warning labels on foods and non-alcoholic beverages and their insights into features that could influence the effectiveness of the warning label. The study’s findings support the adoption of warning labels that can improve consumer understanding of nutrition information and assist consumers in determining the nutritional quality of packaged foods and drinks.