Association between nutritional profiles of foods underlying Nutri-Score front-of-pack labels and mortality: EPIC cohort study in 10 European countries

Study (n=521 324 adults) found that consuming foods with a higher FSAm-NPS (Food Standards Agency nutrient profiling system) score (lower nutritional quality) linked to higher mortality for all causes & for cancer and diseases of circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems.

SPS commentary:

The Nutri-Score labelling system, which uses five colours, classifies food products into five categories according to nutritional quality (from category A, indicating higher nutritional quality, to category E, indicating lower nutritional quality) assessed using the Food Standards Agency nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS), an adapted version of a nutrient profiling system (FSA-NPS) initially developed by the British Food Standards Agency. Study supports relevance of FSAm-NPS to characterise healthier food choices in the context of public health policies.


British Medical Journal