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Table 1 Main characteristics of five governmental led nutrient profiling systems

From: Health-related on-pack communication and nutritional value of ready-to-eat breakfast cereals evaluated against five nutrient profiling schemes

Name of the system Field of application Nutrients to limit per 100 g* Ingredients and nutrients to encourage per 100 g* Calculation
Keyhole Labelling (in use) Total sugars (13 g), refined sugars (10 g), fat (7 g), sodium (0.5 g). Fibre (6 g), 50% whole grain at minimum. Threshold, category-specific
IWG Advertising to children eligibility (draft) Added sugars (26.7 g), saturated fat (3.3 g) and 15% less of calories for individual food, trans fat (0 g), sodium (0.7 g). 50% whole-grain, fruit, vegetables and nuts at minimum. Threshold, category-specific
EU-System Claim eligibility (draft) Sugars (25 g), saturated fat (5 g), sodium (0.5 g). None Threshold, category-specific
OFCOM Advertising to children eligibility (in use) Energy, saturated fat, total sugar, sodium. Fruits, vegetables and nuts, fibre, protein. Scoring, across the board
FSANZ Health claim eligibility (in use) Energy, saturated fat, total sugar, sodium. Fruits, vegetables and nuts, fibre, protein. Scoring, across the board
  1. Abbreviations: OFCOM Office of Communication, FSANZ Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, EU European Union, IWG Interagency Working Group.
  2. *In the case of category-specific threshold the ones relevant for cereals were used.