Nutri-Score

Dec. 1, 2022

Italy Plans to Fund Mobile App to Counter Nutri-Score

The app is part of a €100 million effort to promote traditional Italian food products in 2023.

Nov. 14, 2022

French Scientists and Health Professionals Reiterate Support for Nutri-Score

A Change.org petition for mandatory European adoption of Nutri-Score has received more than 35,000 signatures. It comes shortly after an open letter failed to yield results.

Nov. 9, 2022

Official Suggests Nutri-Score Will Not Be Europe’s Single Nutrition Label

Instead, the European Commission may create its own label using elements of nominated front-of-pack labeling systems.

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Nov. 2, 2022

After Algorithm Update, French Cheese Producers Renew Criticism of Nutri-Score

Cheese producers protested against Europe’s mandatory adoption of Nutri-Score after an algorithm update resulted in lower scores for some cheeses.

Oct. 31, 2022

Nutri-Score Criticism Defines European Parliament Hearing

Politicians, scientists and interest groups argued that the European-wide adoption of Nutri-Score would hurt trade, favor big business and harm health.

Sep. 30, 2022

Businesses and Consumers Need Uniform Food Labels, E.U. Commissioner Says

Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides told European agricultural ministers that a pan-European food label would be published soon.

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May. 25, 2022

Nutri-Score Does Not Penalize Traditional Food Specialties, Survey Finds

At least two-thirds of samples with protected statuses from the European Union received an "A" or "B" from Nutri-Score.

May. 9, 2022

European Commissioner to Hear Olive Oil Sector’s Concerns About Nutri-Score

European officials will work with the sector to promote extra virgin olive oil culture and health benefits ahead of the potential introduction of Nutr-Score.

May. 3, 2022

French Draft Bill to Exclude PDO and PGI Products From Nutri-Score

Nutri-Score’s creators rebuked the effort, labeling the representatives’ criticisms as uninformed and unrealistic for any food labeling system.

Mar. 21, 2022

PDO Cheese Producers Say Nutri-Score Ignores Italian Culinary Tradition

A cheese producers’ association has launched a campaign against the adoption of Nutri-Score.

Mar. 8, 2022

European Parliament Recommends Adoption of Europe-Wide Food Labels

The recommendation comes from a report outlining ways in which the European Union can increase its commitment to cancer prevention.

Mar. 7, 2022

Indian Consumers Reject Nutri-Score and Other Labels

A nationwide study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Science found warning labels to be the most effective type of front-of-pack labels.

Feb. 21, 2022

Italian Politicians Condemn Nutri-Score As Antithetical to MedDiet

Italy's foreign minister sought to promote the European adoption of Nutrinform Battery at a series of events. Nutri-Score’s founder responds that the criticism is misguided.

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Jul. 12, 2021

Exporters' Association of Crete Rejects Nutri-Score

The association argues that the application of Nutri-Score on the island’s olive oil and honey would be catastrophic for producers and consumers alike.

May. 13, 2021

Moroccan Study Identifies Nutri-Score As Most Effective Among Five Popular Food Labels

Researchers compared the front-of-pack label with four other standard labels and found Nutri-Score to be the best at helping local consumers make healthier food choices.

Apr. 20, 2021

Second European Parliament Committee Votes to Exclude Olive Oil From Nutri-Score

Spanish MEP Jordi Cañas pushed for the amendment calling on the European Commission to consider exempting single-ingredient food items from any pan-European labeling system.

Mar. 29, 2021

Italian Politicians, Farmers Unite to Oppose Nutri-Score

In response to a pro-Nutri-Score petition signed by hundreds of scientists, Italian politicians and farmers have united in opposing to the French labeling system while promoting its alternatives.

Mar. 17, 2021

Hundreds of Scientists Support Adoption of Nutri-Score Labeling System

Almost 300 scientists and health professionals praised the scientific basis of Nutri-Score and criticized the alternative proposals.

Feb. 17, 2021

Supporters of Nutri-Score Organize to Promote Its Adoption

Seven European countries have formed a body to promote the controversial front-of-pack label system and support research efforts.

Feb. 8, 2021

Nutri-Score Label Not Required for Spanish Olive Oil, Minister Says

The minister added that he wants to revise olive oil’s current score upward. Meanwhile, opposition grows among Italian politicians and the European food authority is getting involved.

Feb. 2, 2021

Nutri-Score Remains the Front Runner for Europe's Food Label Program

Researchers who have been studying the French-born FOPL respond to the criticism that Nutri-Score is at odds with the Mediterranean diet.

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