Centralising nutritional data and monitoring industry actions

The food quality observatory OQALI centralises nutritional data (composition, portion size, prices, labelling and claims), follows the evolution of the nutritional quality of food products marketed in France and monitors the actions taken by industry to fulfil their commitments.

OQALI was set up in 2008 as part of the French Nutrition and Health Programme 2006-2010 by the Agriculture, Health and Consumer Affairs ministers. It is managed both by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). ANIA is member of the Orientation Committee.

The involvement of all members of ANIA allows to objectify all the efforts made in recent years on the composition of products and follows precisely in the coming years, the evolution of food composition. At the end of 2013, OQALI’s database contained around 30,000 food references representing 25 food sectors. By 2016, at least 30 food sectors, almost all processed products, will collaborate. The annual activity reports available on the OQALI website monitor the evolution of the nutritional composition of the products of each sector.