Four labelling systems competing
A code going from A to E, highlighted by five colours, going from green to red. The food is rated according to its major nutrients content.
A notation started by Carrefour and reworked by the FCD. The system uses four colours and recommends different consumption frequencies according to the product’s content in major nutrients.
An improved version of guideline daily amounts. Regarding Dietary Reference Intakes, the system indicates the contribution of a single portion to the recommended daily intake.
Widely used in the United Kingdom for some years already, these nutritional red lights (three colours) are also based on the contribution of a single portion to the recommended daily intake.