Nutrition and health claims in the European Union in 2022
Sep 08, 2022
Nutrition and health claims are widely used on food labels and may positively influence consumer perceptions and intentions to buy food. Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims aims to ensure claims are clear, scientifically substantiated, and supports consumers to make informed decisions. The European Commission (EC) is working to introduce a legislative proposal on nutrient profiles in 2022 to restrict the use of claims on foods high in saturated fat, sugar, or salt. The EC must also find a solution to the inequality in the scientific substantiation of nonbotanical versus botanical claims.