The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) sanctions the use of Nutri-score once again – VIVIL candies

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 information, constitutes an unfair commercial practice under Articles 20, 21(b), and 22 of the Consumer Code, in the absence of clear indications to the consumer on the intrinsic characteristics of the system and a broad educational campaign on the importance of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. The AGCM therefore imposed an administrative fine on the company.

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