Greece joins our campaign for consumers’ freedomINITIATIVE FOR AN EFFECTIVE - BASED ON NUTRITIONAL EDUCATION - FOOD LABELLING SYSTEM
- 31 March 2022
- Posted by: Competere
- Categories: Empowering Consumers, highlights, News
Greece has joined our campaign in support of consumer freedom. The Nutriscore has been shown to mislead consumers by providing them with distorted information about the nutritional values of foods.
Initiative for an effective – based on nutrition education – food labeling system
Athens Chamber of Small & Medium Industries recently presented – on behalf of the 15 business entities and the Central Union of Chambers of Greece – a discussion paper entitled: Initiative for an effective – based on nutrition education – food labeling system.
The EU Commission aims to introduce a new, harmonized front-of-pack system in the EU food market, restricting the existing “health claims”, helping consumers with healthier choices and nutritional habits.
Expressing all reasonable concerns of most stakeholders in the Food Sector, with respect to Nutriscore, and its dangerous consequences for an effective based on nutritional education food labelling system, the Athens Chamber of Small & Medium Enterprises, coordinates an argumentation and awareness initiative, to support the Hellenic Ministry of Agriculture.
The “Initiative” includes Social Partners, Chambers, Business’ & Industries” associations, Dieticians & Consumer Unions, aiming to adopt a strategy for the proper information of consumers on healthy eating, as well as the non-implementation of a misleading system of nutritional quality evaluation, such as Nutriscore.
The role of Competere
At Competere, we trust science and the empirical method to find solutions to contemporary problems, while at the same time preserving and strengthening our freedoms. For this reason, we oppose any attempt by political groups and commercial lobbies to introduce ideologically driven schemes that impose predefined diets and inhibit consumer freedoms instead of enhancing them.