The battle between pro Nutri-score MEPs and Italy keeps raging on

Euractiv | Jan 16, 2020 at 8:49 AM
  • A group of MEPs on Wednesday (15 January) spoke out against a fake news campaign by Italian politicians and stakeholders about the nutrition label known as Nutri-score, calling for it to be compulsory for all food manufacturers in the EU.
  • At a press conference held in Strasbourg on Wednesday, Green lawmaker Michèle Rivasi, who leads the coalition of MEPs supporting the Nutri-score, raised the stake identifying the new EU’s food policy, the Farm 2 Fork (F2F) strategy, as the perfect political framework to introduce an EU-wide nutritional label system.
  • The system assigns a low score to foods with high energy content, saturated fat, high quantity of sugar or salt, rewarding the presence of fibres, proteins and percentage of fruit and vegetables instead.