Nutrition labels most commonly checked by consumers Malaysia 2018

According to a survey in Malaysia conducted in December 2018, 59 percent of respondents stated that they checked the nutrition information before purchasing any food products or beverages. By comparison, 38 percent of respondents claimed to check for a Healthier Choice logo before purchasing a food or drink product. Malaysia has one of the highest rates of obesity in Asia, and the government has taken measures to curb this problem such as introducing a sugar tax in 2019.

Share of respondents who checked the following nutritional labels before purchasing a food product in Malaysia as of December 2018

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Malaysia

Survey time period

December 5 to 10, 2018

Number of respondents

1,037 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

The question asked in the survey was as follows: "Which of the following nutritional labels do you look out for, if any, to gain information prior to purchasing any food or drink product?"

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