Around the World – EU: Italian Politicians Condemn Nutri-Score As Antithetical to MedDiet

Italian politi­cians con­tin­ued their cam­paign to derail the adop­tion of Nutri-Score as the European Union’s official front of pack labeling (FOPL) sys­tem at a recent series of events.

Italian officials once again criticized Nutri-Score as an overly simplistic way to evaluate food nutrition.

The officials further accused Nutri-Score of misleading consumers and directly attack­ing the Mediterranean diet. Instead, the officials lobbied to adopt Nutrinform Battery, the Italian alterna­tive that has also been widely criticized by its detractors.