The debate over front-of-pack nutritional labelling is intensifying in Germany after the country’s consumer watchdog slammed an industry-backed labelling scheme and the Hamburg Regional Court ordered Iglo to remove NutriScore from its products.
Nutritional labelling is an emotive subject in Europe, drawing strong responses from all sides of the debate. As the European Commission prepares to release its report on the topic next year, can – and indeed should – consensus be reached for a single...
Coca-Cola, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever will add nutrition logos modelled on the UK’s traffic light label to their European portfolios. However, critics have slammed the use of portion size as a reference.
Italy has once again called on the European Commission to act against the UK’s traffic light nutrition label, which it says is unfairly hitting Italian trade whilst also failing to protect public health.
UK Member of European Parliament (MEP) Glenis Willmott has sent a three-page letter to the Commission saying it should be considering making the UK’s traffic light label a mandatory pan-EU measure, instead of threatening it with court action.