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Table 5 Distribution across categories of the 5-CNL and change from baseline distribution according to product reformulation

From: Performance of a five category front-of-pack labelling system – the 5-colour nutrition label – to differentiate nutritional quality of breakfast cereals in France

  Nutritional information category  
Green Yellow Orange Pink Red Change Pvalue  
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)   Number of cereals in each category with change in labeling
Baseline 40 (10.5) 34 (8.9) 224 (58.9) 69 (18.2) 13 (3.4) -   
−5% Sugar 42 (11.1) 39 (10.3) 223 (58.7) 64 (16.8) 12 (3.2) 16 (4.2) 0.002 Honey/caramel sweet cereals (N = 6), crunchy muesli (N = 3), chocolate-flavoured cereals (N = 2), filled cereals (N = 2), light cereals (N = 2), muesli flakes (N = 1)
−5% Sodium 40 (10.5) 36 (9.5) 223 (58.7) 68 (17.9) 13 (3.4) 3 (0.8) 0.22 Light cereals (N = 1), fibre-riche cereals (N = 1), corn flakes/other plain cereals (N = 1)
−5% Saturated fat 41 (10.8) 34 (8.9) 226 (59.5) 67 (17.6) 12 (3.2) 6 (1.6) 0.19 crunchy muesli (N = 2), filled cereals (N = 2), light cereals (N = 2)
−5% Sugar and Sodium 42 (11.1) 41 (10.8) 221 (58.2) 64 (16.8) 12 (3.2) 18 (4.7) 0.0008 Honey/caramel sweet cereals (N = 6), crunchy muesli (N = 3), chocolate-flavoured cereals (N = 2), filled cereals (N = 2), light cereals (N = 2), muesli flakes (N = 1), fibre-riche cereals (N = 1), corn flakes/other plain cereals (N = 1)
−5% Saturated fat and Sodium 41 (10.8) 36 (9.5) 225 (59.2) 66 (17.4) 12 (3.2) 9 (2.4) 0.0559 filled cereals (N = 3), crunchy muesli (N = 2), light cereals (N = 2), fibre-riche cereals (N = 1), corn flakes/other plain cereals (N = 1)
−5% Saturated fat and Sugar 43 (11.3) 39 (10.3) 225 (59.2) 62 (16.3) 11 (2.9) 22 (5.8) <0.0001 Honey/caramel sweet cereals (N = 6), crunchy muesli (N = 5), filled cereals (N = 4), light cereals (N = 4), chocolate-flavoured cereals (N = 2), muesli flakes (N = 1)
−5% Saturated fat, Sodium and Sugar 43 (11.3) 41 (10.8) 223 (58.7) 62 (16.3) 11 (2.9) 24 (6.3) <0.0001 Honey/caramel sweet cereals (N = 6), crunchy muesli (N = 5), filled cereals (N = 4), light cereals (N = 4), chocolate-flavoured cereals (N = 2), muesli flakes (N = 1), fibre-riche cereals (N = 1), corn flakes/other plain cereals (N = 1)
−10% Sugar 43 (11.3) 48 (12.6) 219 (57.6) 61 (16.1) 9 (2.4) 36 (9.5) <0.0001 Honey/caramel sweet cereals (N = 9), crunchy muesli (N = 8), filled cereals (N = 7), chocolate-flavoured cereals (N = 6), light cereals (N = 4), muesli flakes (N = 1),, corn flakes/other plain cereals (N = 1)
−10% Sodium 40 (10.5) 46 (12.1) 224 (58.9) 59 (15.5) 11 (2.9) 26 (6.8) <0.0001 Light cereals (N = 1), fibre-riche cereals (N = 1), corn flakes/other plain cereals (N = 1)
−10% Saturated fat 41 (10.8) 37 (9.7) 225 (59.2) 68 (17.9) 9 (2.4) 14 (3.7) 0.0058 crunchy muesli (N = 5), filled cereals (N = 5), light cereals (N = 3), chocolate-flavoured cereals (N = 1)
−10% Sugar and Sodium 43 (11.3) 65 (17.1) 213 (56.1) 50 (13.2) 9 (2.4) 64 (16.8) <0.0001 Light cereals (N = 14), chocolate-flavoured cereals (N = 13), crunchy muesli (N = 12), filled cereals (N = 10), honey/caramel sweet cereals (N = 10), fibre-riche cereals (N = 2), corn flakes/other plain cereals (N = 2), muesli flakes (N = 1)
−10% Saturated fat and Sodium 41 (10.8) 49 (12.9) 226 (59.5) 56 (14.7) 8 (2.1) 40 (10.5) <0.0001 filled cereals (N = 9), light cereals (N = 9), crunchy muesli (N = 8), chocolate-flavoured cereals (N = 5), honey/caramel sweet cereals (N = 5), fibre-riche cereals (N = 2), corn flakes/other plain cereals (N = 2)
−10% Saturated fat and Sugar 44 (11.6) 51 (13.4) 221 (58.2) 57 (15) 7 (1.8) 49 (12.9) <0.0001 crunchy muesli (N = 14), filled cereals (N = 10), honey/caramel sweet cereals (N = 9), chocolate-flavoured cereals (N = 8), light cereals (N = 6), corn flakes/other plain cereals (N = 1), muesli flakes (N = 1)
−10% Saturated fat, Sodium and Sugar 44 (11.6) 68 (17.9) 210 (55.3) 52 (13.7) 6 (1.6) 73 (19.2) <0.0001 Light cereals (N = 16), crunchy muesli (N = 16), chocolate-flavoured cereals (N = 15), filled cereals (N = 11), honey/caramel sweet cereals (N = 10), fibre-riche cereals (N = 2), corn flakes/other plain cereals (N = 2), muesli flakes (N = 1)
  1. Breakfast cereals (N = 380).
  2. P value obtained with Bapkhar’s tests.