The European Commission is assessing the effect the lack of nutrient profiles has on European public health and namely on the Health & Nutrition (H&N) Claims Regulation, sending a questionnaire to stakeholders and opening a public consultation on their website for anyone to answer.
Nutrient profiles aim at forbidding food with levels of salt – among others – that are deemed too high for public health from making H&N Claims. The purpose is to avoid misleading information to consumers and abusive practices from businesses. Considering our past Public Affairs efforts, we have reviewed our position. We would like fortified salt and products using fortified salt – whatever the level - to be exempted from this ban, and thus be able to bear a health and/or nutrition claim.