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1 September 2021
Dietary exposures

Nutri-Score: Harmonized and mandatory front-of-pack nutrition label urgently needed at the European Union level and beyond

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has released a new IARC Evidence Summary Brief, titled “The Nutri-Score: A Science-Based Front-of-Pack Nutrition Label”. This report, led by scientists from IARC and partners, shows that the Nutri-Score, a clear and simple front-of-pack nutrition label that rates the nutritional quality of food products, is an effective tool to guide consumers towards healthier food choices.

Based on scientific evidence, the IARC Evidence Summary Brief suggests that adoption of the Nutri-Score in Europe could help consumers lower their risk of noncommunicable diseases such as cancer.

State of play of WHO guidance on Front-of-the-Pack labelling

Read IARC Press Release 301

Read the Evidence Summary Brief about the Nutri-Score 

Read more about the IARC Evidence Summary Briefs series 

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Published in section: IARC News

Publication date: 1 September, 2021, 0:57

Direct link: https://www.iarc.who.int/news-events/nutri-score/

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