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The Competition and Market Authority opens a procedure on NutriScore

Italy

Nov 24, 2021

The Competition and Market Authority (Agcm, the Italian Antitrust) informs today that it has initiated five investigations on the use of the front parcel labeling system called NutriScore by the Italian companies GS Spa, Carrefour Italia Spa, Pescanova Italia Srl and Valsoia SpA, of the French companies Regime Dukan Sas and Diet Lab Sas, of the English company Weetabix Ltd. and of a German company active in the production of sweets.  The fear, the Authority highlights, is that the NutriScore label, as well as the scores and judgments provided by the app, in the absence of adequate warnings, are erroneously perceived as absolute assessments on the healthiness of a particular product, which disregard the overall needs of an individual (diet and lifestyle), the quantity and frequency of intake within a varied and balanced diet.

 

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