Aldi wants to introduce nutrient traffic light Nutri score

The retail chains Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd want to introduce the Nutri score according to the Foodwatch consumer advocates. The company supports the planned introduction of the label and plans to "apply it to relevant private label products," according to two identical letters to Foodwatch that AFP received on Wednesday. The prerequisite for this is that a corresponding legal framework exists. That could be the case next spring.


Federal Nutrition Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) had announced in late September to introduce the Nutri score in Germany. A consumer survey had shown that a clear majority for the Nährwertampel pronounces as labeling. Klöckner wants to introduce the model "on time" on a voluntary basis, it said.


The Nutri-Score is already in use in some European countries, it informs on the packaging among other things about the sugar, fat and salt content in the product. Foodwatch has long struggled to introduce labeling.


The organization questioned according to own data beside Aldi also the chains Rewe, Lidl and Edeka to the Nutri-Score. Rewe then replied that he did not want to make a decision until there was an appropriate set of rules. Lidl also said that the discounter was waiting for the federal government to "quickly create the appropriate framework conditions". Edeka wrote that initially the results of his own "practical test" would be awaited.

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