Major retailers and FMCG giants, like Ahold Delhaize, Carrefour, Danone and Nestlé, have joined forces to demand Nutri-Score is made obligatory in Europe. The simple five-level code is thought to help the fight against obesity.
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Luxembourg is joining the group of countries that have embraced the Nutri-Score food label, like France and Belgium. Nevertheless, the objective remains European harmonisation.
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French food label Nutri-Score does not only help consumers to make healthier choices, but it actually encourages producers to make their products healthier in order to receive a better score, a Belgian consumer organisation says.
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Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize is starting a pilot project aimed at consumers in a hurry, but with a craving for healthy food. Deliveroo and Takeaway.com couriers will deliver healthy orders (with Nutri-Score A, B or C) from stores in Antwerp and Brussels.
German discounters Aldi and Lidl are join the growing number of retailers who use the Nutri-Score label to clearly display how healthy their products are. The label indicates the health value of the discounters' own brand products.
Following France and Belgium, Germany is the next country to introduce the Nutri-Score nutrition label, after an independent consumer survey commissioned by the German government found this to be the best label.
Food giant Nestlé has given up its resistance to the Nutri-Score and has promised to introduce it throughout Europe. For a long time, the Swiss company was against the French food label and even invented its own - controversial - alternative.
Two big players in the Dutch food market, Hak and Iglo, are going to introduce food information label Nutri-Score in the Netherlands. A European initiative to make the label compulsory in the European Union is ongoing, but the producers are not going to wait for the result in that case.
Seven European organisations for consumer rights demand that Nutri-Score, a better version of the traffic light food information system, be made mandatory. They have started an online petition, which needs to get a million signatures before it can be brought to the European Commission.
Nutritional labels are often unclear to consumers, but Nutri-score does help people to reduce the portions of less healthy products, a recent scientific study claims.