Nutri-Score

Jan. 18, 2022

Health Professionals in France Endorse Widespread Adoption of Nutri-Score

Health providers in France have asked the federal government to lobby the European Commission in support of the widespread adoption of the controversial front-of-pack label system.

Dec. 20, 2021

European Commission Announces Public Consultation on Food Labeling

Interested parties will have until March 7, 2022, to participate. About one-third of the comments already published have come from the four main olive oil-producing countries.

Dec. 20, 2021

Sustainability Database Integrates Front-of-Pack Labels to Shape Food Production Decisions

The Latis database provides food producers with uniform metrics to compare their products against internal sustainability standards and industry averages.

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Dec. 13, 2021

Updated Nutri-Score Label Indicates Whether Food Is Processed, Organic

Nutri-Score’s creator said a new feature is designed to provide a more holistic view on the health score of packaged foods.

Nov. 29, 2021

Critics of Nutri-Score Demand Reform to Ratings of PDO and PGI Foods

Officials in France, Italy and Spain want specialty products to be treated differently than processed foods by the labeling system.

Nov. 22, 2021

Italy Ramps up Nutri-Score Criticism as Deadline for E.U. Food Labeling System Looms

The Italian Agriculture minister continued to denounce how Nutri-Score grades local specialties, while drumming up support for an alternative.

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Sep. 20, 2021

Nutri-Score Adoption Can Help Curb Cancer Epidemic, Researchers Say

A report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer asked the European Union and other countries to urgently adopt the French-born front-of-pack labeling platform.

Jul. 20, 2021

Italy’s Largest PDO Cheese Consortia Unite to Oppose Nutri-Score

The boards of the Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano PDO consortia said they both reject Nutri-Score. The label also faces new challenges in Spain.

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.

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Aug. 7, 2020

E.U. Approves Italian Alternative to Nutri-Score Labeling System

Supporters hope Nutrinform, now approved for use in Europe, can challenge the controversial Nutri-Score system.

Jul. 7, 2020

Nutri-Score Gains Traction Despite Opposition From Italian Farmers

The Italian farmers' group Coldiretti opposes the controversial French food labeling system, saying it underrates the health benefits of olive oil.

Oct. 7, 2019

Germany Announces Introduction of Controversial Food Labeling System

Despite their initial opposition to Nutriscore, Germany's Julia Klöckner last week gave the green light for the controversial food labeling system.

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