Mar. 29, 2021
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
Almost 300 scientists and health professionals praised the scientific basis of Nutri-Score and criticized the alternative proposals.
Feb. 17, 2021
Seven European countries have formed a body to promote the controversial front-of-pack label system and support research efforts.
Feb. 8, 2021
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
Researchers who have been studying the French-born FOPL respond to the criticism that Nutri-Score is at odds with the Mediterranean diet.
Dec. 9, 2020
The Czech Republic has said it will not adopt the French-born front-of-pack-label. Officials in Sweden and Greece have also voiced their opposition, while a survey in the United Kingdom demonstrated a lack of public support.
Sep. 28, 2020
Italy, the Czech Republic, Greece, Latvia, Hungary, Cyprus and Romania asked the E.U. to take a new approach to the subject of front-of-pack labeling.
Sep. 25, 2020
Researchers across Europe demonstrated that consuming foods with a higher nutrient profiling score was associated with an increased mortality.
Sep. 9, 2020
the Italian Minister of Agriculture has been lobbying other E.U. governments on the issue and has called for the protection of foods that she hailed as "pillars of the Mediterranean diet.”
Sep. 1, 2020
The influential scientific advisory board, WBAE, has asked the German government to do more for sustainability by introducing specific labels on products based on their carbon footprint.
Aug. 8, 2020
The results of the study showed that while all five types of labels had limited impact on the food items chosen by consumers, the Nutri-Score system was most effective in aiding consumers to order the items by nutritional quality.
Aug. 7, 2020
Supporters hope Nutrinform, now approved for use in Europe, can challenge the controversial Nutri-Score system.
Jul. 7, 2020
The Italian farmers' group Coldiretti opposes the controversial French food labeling system, saying it underrates the health benefits of olive oil.