Changes in the nutritional labelling landscape: challenges and opportunities

Food Manufacture
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Sweeping changes to legislation for nutritional information presents challenges and opportunities for food manufacturers, according to a new white paper from product development firm Griffith Foods. Changes across the UK and the EU – heralded by the introduction of the ban on multibuy deals for food high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) in the UK by October 2023 and a mandatory labelling scheme in the EU due to come into operation by the end of 2022 – could be the key to help manufacturers innovate, Griffith Foods posited. To date, front of pack nutrition labelling in the EU has been voluntary, but a proposal for a harmonised mandatory scheme would likely see Nutri-Score win out as the labelling scheme of choice. “It’s accepted that mandatory nutrition labelling on the Front of Pack will have a major impact for food manufacturers,” said Griffith Foods. “This will likely include the redesign of most food packaging, for all concerned food categories, the reformulation of food products to improve the nutritional score without compromising taste and texture alongside the development of regulatory and technical knowledge. This ultimately will lead to a number of considerations for food and drink manufacturers that operate in the HFSS space".
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