Joint letter to the EC from the European Heart Network (EHN), the European Public Health Alliance (EUPHA) and the European Bureau of Consumer Unions (BEUC) on the future front-of-pack nutrition label for Europe
A recent scientific paper co-signed by 417 academic scientists and more than 30 associations of experts presents the scientific basis that enabled the construction of the Nutri-Score and the various studies that were conducted to validate the method of its calculation and its graphic format.
Call from European scientists to implement Nutri-Score in Europe, a simple and transparent front-of-pack food label with rigorous scientific support, intended to guide dietary choices and thus contribute to chronic disease prevention
Scientific text underlying the call of the Group of European scientists supporting the implementation of Nutri-Score in Europe : The Front-of-Pack nutrition label Nutri-Score: a public health tool to improve the nutritional status of the population that is based on rigorous scientific background
A Position Statement of the European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP) and the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) strongly supporting the EU-wide mandatory introduction of the NutriScore (published in Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism)
Ability of the front-of-pack nutrition label Nutri-Score to discriminate nutritional quality of food products in 13 European countries and consistency with nutritional recommendations (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK)
Ability of the front-of-pack nutrition label Nutri-Score to discriminate nutritional quality of food products in 7 European countries (Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, UK, the Netherlands and Sweden) and consistency with nutritional recommendations
To be really effective, Nutri-Score must be displayed on all foods packaging ! In order to ensure all food companies display the label, consumers have the opportunity to pressure the European Commission to change the regulation and make it mandatory, by signing the petition for the PRO-NUTRISCORE European Citizen’s Initiative!