Nutrition & food policies: Spain Parliament postpones the implementation of NutriScore

During May 2021, the Spanish Parliament postponed the introduction of mandatory FOPL until a decision is taken at the EU level, while Germany released its 2021 nutrition report. In the UK, multinational Kellogg committed to reduce its products’ sugar content in the European market while a law that restricts the promotion of junk food has been approved. On food health, the EFSA found that Titanium dioxide (also known as E171) poses health risks.

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Nutrition policies: Germany regulates food advertisement for children

The Regulation on transparency became effective since March 2021. It is supposed to improve the transparency of the risk assessment process that involves food approval.

On the Front of Package Label, Italian agriculture minister took a clear/cut position against the NutriScore, defining it “idiot”. A member of the Wojciechowski cabinet also took a public position against this labelling tool.

In Germany, advertising to children of unhealthy foods has been restricted. While in South Africa, a study evaluates the effects of a tax on sugar introduced in 2018.

The European Commission also opened public consultation process for the promotion policy of agri-food products and on feed additives.

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