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France Starts Trial Period of Proposed Voluntary Nutrition Labels

October 13, 2016

The government of France has started the trial period for the proposed voluntary nutritional labels for food products. The nutritional labels aim to encourage consumers to choose healthier foods.

The nutritional labels in trial are in four types:

  • NutriScore – uses ABCDE will color grading.
  • SENS – indicates the frequency of consuming a specific product using the following: very often, moderately, regularly in small quantities or occasionally in small quantities
  • Traffic Lights - indicates percentage of each nutritional content
  • Nutri-Repere – indicates percentage of recommended daily allowances

The trial period will run for a year and a report will be made after the trial period.