Year: 2021

ISSN: 2736-5816

DOI: 10.53121/ELFPP

Author: Vincent Delhomme

Improving the nutritional quality of Europeans’ diets is a key priority on the EU public health agenda. One of the ways to achieve this is to provide consumers with clear, accessible and reliable information on the composition of foods and beverages. The current EU legal framework for food information suffers from major shortcomings in this regard.

This policy paper presents two reforms that would improve EU food information requirements: the generalisation of a common EU ‘front-of-pack’ evaluative label on all foodstuffs and the introduction of ingredients and nutritional information on alcoholic beverages.