Food Labelling: Systematic Reviews

A Meta-Analysis of Food Labeling Effects on Consumer Diet Behaviors and Industry Practices

This meta-analysis reviewed 60 intervention studies in 11 countries to provide information of food labelling effects on consumer’s behaviours such as energy and fat intake. See more.

Nutrient Profiling Is Needed to Improve the Nutritional Quality of the Foods Labelled with Health-Related Claims

This study evaluated the nutritional quality of foods labelled with claims available in the Slovenian market using two nutrient profile models: Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and European World Health Organization Regional office for Europe model (WHOE) and compared the results to the nutritional quality of all available foods. See more.

What is the evidence on the policy specifications, development processes and effectiveness of existing front-of-pack food labelling policies in the WHO European Region?

This report summarizes the evidence on the development and implementation of the interpretive front-of-pack food labelling (FOPL) policies across the WHO European Region (Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Israel, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands) in order to support policymakers in navigating these processes. See more.

The role of nutritional labelling and signposting from a European perspective

This paper summarises developments in nutrition labelling information and signposting, the legislation that controls on-pack declarations, and research conducted to assess whether the information used, understood and supports healthier choices. It also gives some recommendations of what could be done to influence positively behaviour change. See more.

Front-of-package nutrition labelling policy: global progress and future directions

An increasing variety of front-of-package (FOP) nutrition labelling systems have been implemented to date globally with two aims: to communicate complex information to consumers in an easily understood, standardized format, to guide inform and shape consumers food choice and behaviours. And to stimulate industry reformulation.  See more.