Choosing the right label
It is becoming increasingly complicated to navigate through all the different labels. Here are some recommendations to enable you to choose a high-quality label in relation to the health impact.
Choosing the label that meets my concerns
An organic label provides information on consumed food. An eco-friendly product provides information on the impact of products on nature and is not a guarantee of harmlessness.
Other “multiple criteria” labels focus on the life cycle of a product and its impact on the environment, health, energy, social and societal aspects, etc. Compromises may therefore be made in respect of some of these.
A health impact label must answer certain questions.
Ask yourself the right questions.
Is the label in front of me:
- Clear. About what the label means and how the rating has been arrived at.
- Transparent. With respect to the analysis procedures and its undertakings.
- Verified. Are the test results verified by random analyses?
- Complete. Do the analyses take all factors into account?
- Independent. Of customers, service providers and lobbyists or interest groups.
- Certified. By reputable international bodies.
Is the quality 100% guaranteed?
Do not compromise where your health is concerned!
Does the label indicate to me that the product is “one of the best in its category”, or does it give a scientific rating, without compromise and based on the most stringent standards?
Some labels guarantee that products are “organic” if 95% of the product is organic. Others are based on acceptable proportions. Others do not carry out checks, etc.
Choose a label that promises no compromises and gives undertakings.