The European Union (EU) Parliament’s Legal Affairs has announced their rejection of a proposal to amend the EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation. The amendments, originally proposed in Marchby the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), would remove nutrient profiles from food products in the EU.
ENVI suggests that the European Commission should review the scientific basis of the nutrient profiles regulation usefulness.
The Legal Affairs Office insists that the regulation on the nutrient claims are key in ensuring that consumers are not misled by unhealthy foods making spurious health claims such as those that are high in sugar, fat or salt.
This is part of the Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT), that aims to simplify and rationalize the EU Regulatory Framework.