food nutrition labels

Jul 20 '17 15:30

Food products imported from the United States and sold in Dutch stores often don't comply with European laws and regulation, Foodwatch announced after investigating 86 such products sold by Albert Heijn, Jumbo and Jamin, among others.

According to the watchdog, none of the products fully complied with EU laws. "We already suspected that there are problems in the supervision on these types of American import products, but that not one product from a sample of over 80 products fully complied with European regulation is really scary", Foodwatch said in a statement. 

Oct 19 '16 14:45

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health is removing the "conscious choice" check marks from food products. The check mark on food packaging indicates whether the product fits with a healthy lifestyle

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Aug 11 '15 11:57

The Consumers Association has filed a report with the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority regarding food manufactures' "misleading claims" about nutrition values. According to the Association, manufacturers lead consumers to believe that unhealthy products are better or healthier than similar products by claiming that they are "rich in fiber", "low fat" or "high in vitamin C".

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Oct 28 '14 08:42

According to Parliament Member Gerard Schouw, the more than 170 labels currently found in stores are too confusing. The D66 is arguing for a single label in the form of a stop light.

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