This report describes the ability of the Front-of-Pack nutrition Label (FoPL), namely the Nutri-Score, to discriminate the nutritional quality of pre-packed food products available in the markets of 7 different European countries and its consistency with global nutritional recommendations. It complements specific analysis previously published in scientific peer-reviews journals using the same methodology concerning the… Lire la suite 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
After a multi-year battle, the nutrition label Nutri-Score was officially adopted by public health authorities in France in October 2017, and more recently in several other European countries (Belgium and Spain). Displayed on the front-of-pack, this label aims to inform consumers, at a glance, about the overall nutritional quality of foods and encourage towards healthier… Lire la suite 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!
This week the Italian government issued a press release1 strongly criticizing an unpublished World Health Organization (WHO) report - the “WHO Guiding Principles and Framework Manual for Front-of-Pack Labelling for Promoting Healthy Diets”. As its name suggests, the report provides advice to countries developing front-of-pack nutrition labelling (FOPL) policies to promote healthy diets. These simple,… Lire la suite The Italian government is trying to undermine a WHO report on FOP Nutrition labelling for obvious reasons: typical Italian products don’t come out well!
Over the past few months, a number of negative opinions and misleading information about the front-of-pack nutrition label Nutri-Score (adopted by France in 2017, and more recently by Belgium, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands) have been circulating on social networks, in various media and sometimes even in the words of leading political figures. This phenomenon… Lire la suite Misunderstandings and fake news about Nutri-Score. How to try to destabilize a disturbing public health tool…?