Know your labels!

June 25th, 2020

Always read the fine print!  Reading might not be your favourite activity but it is important that you read the labels on the food that you buy. Why is it so important that consumers read the labels on the products that they buy? Do we really need labels? Labels – a major part of packaging [...]


What’s really in your bag juice?

April 11th, 2018

If you are a Jamaican then more than likely you have memories of buying either ‘suck-suck’ or ‘bag juice’ from a school vendor at some point in your life.  These frozen or semi frozen beverages were usually cheap and easily made so they were quite popular among school age children. The flavours were not commonly [...]


Will the new ‘graphic’ labels affect sales of cigarettes?

April 2nd, 2014

I don’t smoke so I never pretend to understand the allure of puffing away on nicotine and other unpronounceable chemicals. However, those who do smoke claim that they use the habit as a way to relax and ease tensions in their life. Recently there have been a lot of changes to how smoking is viewed [...]


Do you read the labels on the products you buy?

November 20th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Reading is a fundamental skill and one in which we hone after years spent in the education system. After all that instruction, it is expected that consumers read the labels on the products that they buy. However, in this fast paced world where information is usually conveyed in [...]