Since November 6th, 2020 the time has come, the Nutri-Score label is now also legally applicable in Germany. Germany thus joins a group of now 8 European countries that follow France's voluntary food labeling system.
What is a Nutri Score?
The Nutri-Score is a voluntary additional product labeling of foods and especially finished products. As an evaluative nutritional model, clearly visible on the front packaging, it supplements the information in the nutritional table with an intuitive declaration. The aim is to enable the consumer to see the nutritional composition of ready meals at a glance and to compare products within a product category in terms of nutritional physiology. The Nutri-Score is designed to help consumers shop for healthier and more balanced foods. This should make the nutritional properties of the nutrients it contains transparent. The idea behind this is to fight against non-communicable civilization diseases such as diabetes or cardiovascular diseases is announced.
Links on the subject of the
- Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, BMEL:
- Santé publique France:
- Nutritional review