Having reviewed the latest science, the European Heart Network (EHN) has adopted its position on front of pack nutrition labelling.
EHN recommends that the EU consider adopting Nutri-Score as its harmonised, mandatory front-of-pack nutrition labelling scheme if – and only if – its algorithm is revised. The new algorithm must take into account national food-based dietary guidelines to achieve changes in dietary habits to promote cardiovascular health, as well as dietary health more broadly, across all EU Member States.
EHN recommends that a scientific committee of independent experts should be established to review and adapt the algorithm underpinning Nutri-Score. EHN also recommends that, pending an EU-wide scheme, EU Member States and other countries within the WHO European Region that do not yet have a government-endorsed scheme should opt for Nutri-Score or another government-endorsed scheme already in use in another European country while ensuring that the underlying algorithm supports national dietary guidelines.