August 7th, 2017
To keep pace with global developments, the Choices International Criteria has to be revised every four years. The Choices International Scientific Committee begins its 2017/2018 criteria revision process now. We welcome any comments or insights to be taken into consideration as input for their work.
As a reminder, the international criteria, which is updated every 3-4 years, serves two important purposes:
1) As a basis for regional or national scientific committees to use when establishing criteria that more specifically meet unique local dietary needs and market situations.
2) As a methodology or starting point for countries or producers to establish credible, independent criteria as a nutrient profiling to implement front-of-pack labelling or product reformulation.
We welcome any feedback or insights you have on the current criteria, which can be downloaded here. Comments may include anything from changes to the existing text, product group definitions or nutrient levels to important policy or scientific advances that should be considered today or in the near future. Comments will be compiled and presented to the Choices International Scientific Committee, who will determine the new criteria.
Please send any comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th September 2017. We look forward to your comments and thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.