Saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty acid intake for adults and children: WHO guideline. This guideline provides updated, evidence-informed guidance on the intake of saturated fatty acids and trans-fatty acids to reduce the risk of diet-related noncommunicable diseases in adults and children, particularly cardiovascular diseases. This guideline is intended for a wide audience involved in the development, … Read more

Assessments of the health impacts of the non-sugar sweetener aspartame are released today by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). Citing “limited evidence” for carcinogenicity in humans, IARC classified aspartame as possibly carcinogenic to humans (IARC Group … Read more

Front-of-pack labelling (FOPL) systems, such as the Nutri-Score, play a crucial role in promoting healthy diets and raising consumer awareness. Our study aimed to gather the opinions of Polish experts on the Nutri-Score and its relation to an ideal information system. We conducted a Poland-wide expert opinion study using a cross-sectional design survey with 75 … Read more

In less than one week, on 1 May 2023, Nutri-Score will be outlawed in Romania. In September 2022, the Romanian National Authority for Consumer Protection (ANCP) annouced the ban of nutrition labelling scheme Nutri-Score across the country. More in:

On Bulletin No. 5/2023, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) published its sanction the sale and marketing of VIVIL-branded candies and confectionery products bearing Nutri-score on the front of pack. In summary, the AGCM’s position is that the use of the Nutri-Score, even though in principle it can be used as a facilitating factor in food … Read more

In the Science of the Medical University of Warsaw published a column by Assoc. Prof. Mariusz Panczyk on labeling products with nutritional value. For several months you can see five-color nutrition labels on selected food products sold in Poland and other EU countries. This is the Nutri-Score tagging system developed in France in 2017. “Although … Read more

The composition and quality of food rations and the intake of nutrients with the diet are undoubtedly reflected in our health. In order to help the consumer choose the right food product, food manufacturers use front-of-pack labels, which are designed to convey concise information about the nutritional value of the product. Such labels include the … Read more

The Italian Permanent Representation to the European Union organised today at the European Parliament the “Politics meets Nutrition Science” roundtable hosted by Vice President hon. Pina Picierno under the auspices of the Italian delegations of the European Parliament’s political groups. The European Commission is expected to propose an harmonised EU front-of-pack labelling scheme in 2023 … Read more

Dutch scientists argue that Nutri-Score ratings do not always align with national dietary guidelines, that the label can be misleading, and that it can undermine consumer trust. To address the criticism, a scientific committee was set up by the Netherlands and seven European countries (that were using or implementing Nutri-Score). The Committee’s mandate is to … Read more

Portal FoodFakty has reported on the problems that may arise from attempts to introduce a Nutri-Score system as a unified solution for the whole of the European Union. The problems of Nutri-Score in Italy, Spain and France are particularly evident. 5 proceedings on the Italian market The Competition and Markets Authority (AGCM) announces that on … Read more