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Presentation of the “Nutrinform Battery” food labelling system, the Italian alternative to the “Nutriscore” traffic-light system

The “Nutrinform Battery” nutritional labelling system will be presented in the Farnesina’s Conference Hall at 10:30 on 15 February 2022. The Nutrinform Battery system has been proposed by Italy as part of the negotiations to harmonise the European Union’s food labelling system.

The event is being organised by the Farnesina in cooperation with Federalimentare, the body representing the Italian food and beverages industry. It will bring together representatives of the diplomatic and political communities, the institutions, the industrial sector and the academic world. Participants include the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, the Minister for Agricultural Policy, Stefano Patuanelli, the Minister for Health, Roberto Speranza, the Secretary General of the Farnesina, Ambassador Ettore Francesco Sequi, and the President of Federalimentare, Ivan Vacondio. The Minister for Economic Development, Giancarlo Giorgetti, will join the event remotely. It will be closed by Undersecretary of State Vincenzo Amendola.

Nutrinform Battery is the food labelling system supported by Italy in the EU negotiations as an alternative to the Nutriscore traffic-light system. Nutrinform is a non-discriminatory system based on objective, manipulation-proof data. The information is used to measure the nutritional value of people’s overall diet, rather than different categories of food. This makes it an important tool to encourage more informed choices by consumers and more responsible behaviour by producers. It also respects the unique features of the Mediterranean Diet, which enjoys UNESCO Intangible World Heritage status, and traditional diets.

The presentation will be a hybrid event. It will be streamed live on the Farnesina’s YouTube channel in the three working languages (Italian, English and French) through the following links: