A study has been published that tests the feasibility of a European monitoring system on reformulation initiatives for salt, sugars and fat.
Reformulating foods by reducing the presence of harmful ingredients, including salt, sugar and saturated fat, improves their nutritional value. Thus, reformulation initiatives play a key role in public health and should be further studied.
The EUREMO study (EU REformulation Monitoring) was commissioned by HaDEA under the 3rd health programme to:
- Develop and test a monitoring system for assessing the impact of reformulation initiatives on salt, sugar and fat;
- Provide support to national public authorities to implement reformulation initiatives.
Evidence gathered involved nutritional information and data on almost 47 000 products consumed by European citizens.
Since 2003, the first, second and third health programmes have implemented the EU health strategy. HaDEA manages service contracts under the EU4Health programme and its legacy, the 3rd health programme. The EU4Health programme is the latest and largest one to date in monetary terms, provides funding to national authorities, health organisations and other bodies through grants and public procurement, contributing to a healthier Europe.
HaDEA manages €4.7 billion of the total EU4Health budget and implements the programme by managing calls for proposals and tenders from 2021 to 2027.
- Publication date
- 29 November 2022
- European Health and Digital Executive Agency
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