REPORT on food classification: The concept “ULTRAPROCESSED”

REPORT on food classification: The concept “ULTRAPROCESSED”

The world population grows with the tendency to concentrate in urban areas. Having food for everyone and correct information on nutrients and diet is included in the global scope of the United Nations Millennium Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The role of science and technology are key.

The term “Ultra-processed” from English “Ultra-processed” has recently become fashionable in certain nutrition circles. This term is generating much confusion in certain consumer groups and in the food production sector, since its interpretation generates controversy. This document analyzes the reason for this confusion.

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