The European Union is committed to the global fight against obesity and overweight, in which nutrition labelling plays an important role. Under Regulation 1169/2011, the EU currently operates with traditional tabular and numerical labelling. The ‘Nutri-Score’ is a new type of simplified, front-of-pack and colour-coded nutrition labelling already adopted by some member states as a recommendation to their food operators. It represents a useful supplement to the current system: it is easier to understand for consumers and leads to improved dietary choices. The adoption of the Nutri-Score across the EU would bring a triple benefit: better information to consumers, better health outcomes and a less fragmented European market for foodstuffs. As per Article 35 of Regulation 1169/2011, the European Commission is under an obligation to submit an overdue report on the matter, which could result in a proposal to modify the relevant EU provisions and introduce an EU-wide Nutri-Score labelling scheme.
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