French Blue Cheese Makers See Red Over Nutrition Labeling

Makers of France’s famed Roquefort cheese are demanding a change to an increasingly widespread food labelling system that classes their pungent but popular products as being of poor nutritional value.

The Nutri-Score system, invented in France and adopted by some other European countries, ranks food products on a colour-coded scale of A to E based on their nutritional value.

Roquefort, a tangy blue cheese from southwest France, is always ranked at the bottom – either at D or E – putting it on a par with sugary drinks and crisps.

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