Currently, there is a lack of global guidance to address the definition and criteria for nutrient pro!les for food labeling. The establishment of international guidance on nutrient profile for labeling purposes is necessary in order to create a harmonized reference and promote an international understanding of how nutrient profile models are constructed and how they function. This could also facilitate the work of countries that are seeking to develop their nutrient profile, while also reducing trade barriers. This article outlines current uses of nutrient profiles for regulatory purposes and presents efforts to establish Codex Global Guidelines for the development of nutrient profiles for front of package nutrition labeling.
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