URGENT: EU Parliament to vote on nutrient profiles
12th April.  Please contact your MEP
Nutrient profiles could be very helpful in curbing the huge number of claims  authorised for baby foods and products. 
Thanks to the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the  European Heart Network (EHN) we just recently received confirmation that next Tuesday 12 April the European Parliament Plenary will vote on a report containing the following point 47:

47.  Calls on the Commission, in view of the serious and persistent problems which arise in the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods, including problems of distortion of competition, to review the scientific basis of this regulation and how useful and realistic it is and, if appropriate, to eliminate the concept of nutrient profiles; considers that the aims of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, such as ensuring that information which is provided concerning foods is true and that specific indications are given concerning fat, sugar and salt content, have now been achieved by Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers;
The vote will be a split vote: meaning a vote on the entire report and on point 47 separately.

Please write to your MEPs asking them to vote to DELETE point 47 from the report, given the importance of nutrient profiles for public health.

You can use the template letter drafted by EHN (attached) as well as an EHN position paper on this topic: Good for you?
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