The British government has failed to tackle poor nutrition and diet, and should do more to take public health nutrition into consideration in every area of policy, says a report by the UK Coronary Prevention Group.
DG Sanco has reignited the nutrient profiling debate by initiating a consultation with other parts of the European Commission to test support for it to set nutrient profiles under health claims legislation.
Frustration at the inability of European Union lawmakers to decide on nutrient profiling rules made unusual bedfellows of health NGOs and Big Food representatives, who have agreed the EU would be better to borrow a model already in use than pursue its...
Dairy industry players have called for a reassessment of how their
products are perceived under the UK's nutrient profiling system,
ahead of a government debate next month on extending advertising
restrictions based on the scheme.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has indicated key
functional food groups may be exempt from potentially draconian
nutrient profiling regulations being debated within the European
Union and due to be written into law by January...
Nutrient profiling models should be underscored by sound science,
be transparent, and be validated with respect to healthy diets,
says a new paper that sets out the steps to developing and
validating such models.
The European Union's (EU) nutrient profiling system - one of the
most controversial elements of Europe's proposed health claims law
- could give member states a tool to discriminate between foods, a
food policy expert has...
Nutrient profiling, one of the most controversial elements of
Europe's proposed health claims law, looks set to remain in the
future legislation, according to experts, and some firms have
already signalled their acceptance.