Position Papers and Statements

  • Company front of pack nutrition labelling initiative

  • May 18th 2017
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    EHN has today published a further statement on the proposal of six food giants (The Coca-Cola Company, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever) to enhance their current simplified front of pack nutrition labelling scheme by adding traffic light colour-coding; also to integrate portion sizes into the colour-coding.

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  • Call for urgent adoption of EU-wide nutrient profiles

  • May 15th 2017
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    Today three health and consumer organisations (including EHN) together with five food companies call for the urgent adoption of nutrient profiles in the context of the EU regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods (Regulation EC 1924/2006). The nutrient profiles should have been proposed by the European Commission in January 2009 – no proposal has been forthcoming as of May 2017.

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  • EHN statement on the vote in the Culture Committee on the AVMSD

  • April 25th 2017
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    EHN expresses disappointment in the outcome of the Culture Committee vote today on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive.

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  • EHN statement on the colour-coded nutrition labelling scheme

  • March 07th 2017
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    EHN welcomes the commitment of six food giants (The Coca-Cola Company, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever) to a robust nutrition labelling scheme that helps consumers make balanced and mindful choices, but urges caution as research shows no evidence that the provision of nutrition information on a per portion basis can reduce consumption.

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  • EHN Paper on research involving animals

  • February 24th 2017
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    Scientists use animals to learn more about health problems that affect both humans and animals, and to assure the safety of new drugs and medical treatments.  Some diseases can only be studied in a living organism and it is not always possible or ethical to use humans.

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  • EHN statement on current nutrition recommendations

  • February 21st 2017
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    In direct contrast to the conclusions of a recent speech by WHF past-President Dr Salim Yusuf, the EHN Expert Group on Nutrition asserts that there is no reason to question current nutrition recommendations.  Please read the EHN statement here.