ATNF appointed The George Institute, affiliated with the University of Sydney, to undertake a Product Profile analysis for the India Spotlight Index. The study team was advised by Professor Mike Rayner of Oxford University who led the pilot Product Profile study for India in 2012.
The two primary purposes of the Product Profile study were: i) to assess the nutritional quality of the food and beverage portfolios of the ten companies included in the India Spotlight Index, plus two other large companies, Karnataka Co-operative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (Nandini), whose products are marketed under the brand name Nandini, and ITC, and; ii) to assess the extent to which the labels of the products assessed to comply with both Indian labeling regulations and the more extensive Codex labeling guidelines. A secondary objective was to do a preliminary analysis of the relative pricing of healthier versus less healthy products within food and beverage sub-categories.
The results of this study were used by ATNF, combined with Euromonitor sales data, to generate a Product Profile score and ranking for each company. See the Product Profile chapter for more information.
The Access to Nutrition Index rates food and beverage manufacturers´ nutrition-related policies, practices and disclosures worldwide on a recurring basis.
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