Change in Nutriscore method for 2024

The Nutriscore team – a labeling system for the nutritional value of foods – launches in 2024 a rating method that gives a worse rating to breakfast cereals and improves that of olive oil while preparing the launch of a new logo that will warn about ultra-processed foods.



This has been confirmed by EFE. Nutriscore is a multicolor labeling system with five letters, from green (A) for the healthiest products, to red (E) for the least.

The year 2024 will begin with changes. Updating a series of algorithm variables will lead olive oil to an improvement from ‘C’ to ‘B’ (the second best grade) and chocolate cereals from a well-known brand, which had the highest grade ‘A’ for having reduced sugar and added whole wheat, to a drop to ‘C’ due to its sugar content.

On the other hand, the new system will also warn about ultra-processed foods: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these types of industrialized products are characterized by having long expiration periods, being palatable and having highly addictive ingredients.

Numerous everyday products can be classified as ultra-processed: canned or dehydrated soups, margarines, breakfast cereals, chips, soft drinks, cookies, jams, sauces, ice cream, chocolates, “energy” bars and many types of bread, among others. others.

The Nutriscore system is a non-mandatory algorithm. The battle to convince the European Commission (EC) to make the device mandatory is expected to be long, at least until after the European elections in June 2024.

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