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The Global Index 2018 Product Profile Methodology is now available

25 March 2018

To measure the healthiness of companies’ products, for the Global Index 2018, ATNF commissioned The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) to analyze the nutritional quality of the largest five product categories of the Index companies in nine markets around the world: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. This research is called the Product Profile.

The third Global Index will be the first to include a Product Profile analysis. It analyzes and compares the healthiness of companies’ products weighted by sales value using two nutrient profiling models: the HSR and WHO Euro. The Health Star Rating (HSR) nutrient profiling system analyzes the level of several positive nutrients (e.g. fruits and vegetables and fiber) and several negative nutrients (e.g. salt and saturated fat) in products. WHO Euro assesses whether products are suitable to be marketed to children. Data held in pre-existing nutrition content databases, supplemented with information submitted by the companies, was used to do the analysis. The full methodology of the Product Profile analysis in the Global Index 2018 is available here. 

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