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Front-of-pack Nutri-Score labelling in France: an evidence-based policy

Abstract : Since Oct 31, 2017, a front-of-pack labelling system named Nutri-Score (a synthetic information system based on colours and letters from green/A to red/E), allowing consumers to see and compare at a glance the nutritional value of pre-packaged foods is being implemented, on a voluntary basis, in France.1 Although some experts warned that the Nutri-Score might constitute an obstacle to EU trade,2 the measure appeared justified on public health grounds. The adoption of the Nutri-Score label was made after a lengthy 4 year process, during which intense lobbying by agro-industry opposed scientific evidence.
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Chantal Julia, Fabrice Etilé, Serge Hercberg. Front-of-pack Nutri-Score labelling in France: an evidence-based policy. Lancet Public Health, Elsevier, 2018, 3 (4), ⟨10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30009-4⟩. ⟨hal-01779114⟩



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