Report on the front labelling of food: nutritional traffic lights, Nutri-Score and others

About This Project

The Triptolemos Foundation has prepared the “Report on the front labelling of food: nutritional traffic lights, Nutri-Score and others” in its objective of helping to articulate the food system with scientific criteria around issues of interest to society. The labeling of packaged foods is a universal concern present in the national legislation of most countries and is a very topical issue. A debate will open soon in Spain.
The application of a “front” nutritional label is interesting in principle, because it improves visibility in contrast to the mandatory nutritional labeling, which is found on the back or side of packages. But, on the other hand, it can lead to confusion in the consumer’s intention to nutritionally evaluate the product in isolation from their diet as a whole.
This document aims to offer points of reflection to people, institutions and companies that have to make decisions about the labeling of food.
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2020