GERMANY, Frankfurt. Nestlé announced its support for Nutri-Score as the preferred food and beverage labelling system in Continental Europe. Nutri-Score is a voluntary front-of-pack labelling system that classifies food and beverages according to their nutritional profile. It is a colour-coded system with a scale from A (healthier choice) to E (less healthy choice). This step reflects Nestlé's desire to promote healthier and informed consumer choices, also in support of European and local health policies.
In March 2017, the company declared its full support for the development of a single European colour-coded front labelling system for packaging. Health authorities in France, Belgium and Switzerland have already recommended the use of Nutri-Score. Some other countries have indicated their intention to follow this example.
The company is committed to implementing Nutri-Score on a large scale, starting in countries that already support the system. Constructive engagement in other countries will continue in order to achieve the best possible result for all Europeans. Nestlé will publish a specific Communication on the implementation of the system in autumn 2019.