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Why does Nestlé support Nutri-Score?

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People should be able to make informed decisions about their food and beverage choices. We have a responsibility to communicate in a transparent, comprehensive way about our products, including ingredients and nutritional values. That includes information on our products, at point-of-sale and online.

In June 2019, we announced our support for Nutri-Score as the preferred front-of-pack labeling scheme for food and beverage products in continental Europe. We committed to implementing it at scale, starting in countries that are supportive of the scheme.

Our support for Nutri-Score reflects our commitment to good nutrition and informed choices. People are increasingly eager to know what is in their food and beverages. We want to provide them with clear nutritional information. Scientific evidence and consumer support show that Nutri-Score is a solution that works in continental Europe.

Marco Settembri
Marco Settembri CEO of Nestlé for Zone Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA)

What is Nutri-Score?

Nutri-Score is a color-coded nutrition label that classifies foods and beverages according to their nutritional profile, with a scale from A (healthier choices) to E (less healthy choices).

It was developed by the French national public health agency. The system allows a holistic understanding of the nutritional quality of a product, to enable people to make informed decisions towards healthier diets.

Selection of Nestlé products featuring Nutri-Score
Selection of Nestlé products featuring Nutri-Score
Gourmet Garden Sizzling Sicilian
Gourmet Garden Sizzling Sicilian
NAT Céréales Chocolat & Fraises
NAT Céréales Chocolat & Fraises
Pizza Buitoni Fraich'Up 5 légumes
Pizza Buitoni Fraich'Up 5 légumes
Chocolate Menier Patissier
Chocolate Menier Patissier
Nescafé Gold Cappuccino
Nescafé Gold Cappuccino
KitKat
KitKat
Garden Gourmet Incredible Haché
Garden Gourmet Incredible Haché
Nesquik All Natural
Nesquik All Natural
Nescafé Dolce Gusto Cappuccino 'Skinny/Light'
Nescafé Dolce Gusto Cappuccino 'Skinny/Light'

Find a selection of Nestlé products featuring Nutri-Score on Flickr.

How is the Nutri-Score rating calculated?

Nutri-Score gives a rating to the product based on a scientific algorithm. It takes into account ingredients that are good for you and therefore to be encouraged, such as nuts, fruit, vegetables, fibers and proteins. It also takes into account ingredients to limit, such as sugars, energy (calories), sodium (salt) and saturated fat. Nutri-Score is based on 100gr or 100ml of product.

Where will Nestlé implement Nutri-Score?

Nutri-Score will be implemented on brands from Nestlé’s wholly-owned businesses in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland. Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) will also implement Nutri-Score on its product packaging in the same countries. Nestlé and CPW stand ready to roll out Nutri-Score in further countries upon their request or notification to the European Commission.

What is the timeline of implementation of Nutri-Score?

Nutri-Score will appear across a whole range of products and many iconic brands. This will include plant-based products from Garden Gourmet, Nesquik chocolate-flavored milk, Buitoni pizzas, Nescafé coffee, Maggi culinary products and KitKat chocolate. The first labels with Nutri-Score will appear in the first half of 2020. Over a two-year period, Nestlé will implement Nutri-Score labelling across its portfolio in continental Europe.

Will you only implement Nutri-Score on products with the best scoring?

No. The Nutri-Score implementation will be done in a consistent way across Nestlé's wholly-owned businesses and CPW product packaging regardless of the score of the product. It is a matter of transparency with consumers.


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