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TITLE Nutritional characterisation of foods - Science-based approach to nutrient profiling   Full document.pdf (668.4 KB)
Document ID LIB599
Document type Scientific peer reviewed article
Issue date 02/12/2007
Original language of the document English
Full text available in EN (668.4 KB)
Document produced by ILSI Europe a.i.s.b.l. organisation visiting card
Document requested by ILSI Europe a.i.s.b.l. organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Fabienne Malherbe
ILSI Europe a.i.s.b.l.
(16/10/2008)
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Consumer protection
  • Food safety

DOCUMENT TEXT

Short description  With the agreement between the European Parliament and the European member states on the EU ‘‘Regulation on Health and Nutrition Claims made on Foods’’ a new chapter has begun and the phase of implementing the rules and aims of the regulation is initiated.

In the regulation a link has been made between claims and nutrient profiling. However, the setting of nutrient profiles is a complex and controversial issue.
As a result nutrient profiling has been much debated in Europe. In this supplement, you will find the summary report of a workshop and three papers that resulted form the work of an expert group and their colleagues.

We hope that this supplement will contribute to the debate on nutrient profiling and provide background for further research.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  In May 2006, many years of discussion and attempts to harmonise European rules on what claims can be made on foods reached a milestone. With the agreement between the European Parliament and the European member states on the EU ‘‘Regulation on Health and Nutrition Claims made on Foods’’ a new chapter has begun and the phase of implementing the rules and aims of the regulation is initiated.

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