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Nutriscore: cheese makers soften their position

2021-11-25T18:59:33.031Z

DECRYPTION - Cheese PDOs want to be exempt from this nutritional labeling. Dairy producers and manufacturers are trying to change the controversial algorithm.



While the producers of Roquefort and Maroilles have loudly proclaimed their firm opposition to Nutriscore, dairy producers and industrialists are adding water to their wine, in the battle they are waging around this nutritional labeling system.

Five years after its implementation, this system, which rates food from A to E and green to red according to the content of good and bad nutrients, has been shaking the shelves for months.

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As part of its project for harmonized nutritional labeling at community level by the end of 2022, Brussels therefore plans to choose the system developed in France by Professor Serge Hercberg.

And therefore to make it compulsory, where it was previously optional in France.

This prospect made leaps the producers of French PDO cheeses, those of Spanish olive oil or Greek feta and honey.

The algorithm, which is based only on nutritional data, thus notes products naturally rich in salt unfavorably,

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Source: lefigaro

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