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F Labeling

F Labeling (5% of overall score)

This category assesses the extent to which companies go beyond exisitng U.S. regulatory requirements for on-pack nutrition labeling. 

Main findings and recommendations

General Mills, Nestlé and Unilever share the highest score for Category F as they achieve a full score on two of the three indicators. However, they do not achieve full scores for the use of interpretive FOP labels indicator.

All ten companies provide numeric FOP labels, but none have committed to providing or developing interpretive FOP labeling, i.e. where color coding or stars or similar graphics are used, which tend to be easier for consumers to understand. All companies are urged to make a commitment, or set a goal, to support the development and implementation of such a system.

Five companies do not appear to fully implement their FOP label commitments and four companies do not appear to provide online nutrition panel information for all their products, as they did not provide or publish any evidence of doing so. These companies could improve their performance by rolling out both means of nutrition label information for all product lines.

Improving nutrition for all

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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