Reference : What is the Value Given by Consumers to Nutritional Label Information? Results from a...
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Multidisciplinary, general & others
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/15787
What is the Value Given by Consumers to Nutritional Label Information? Results from a Large Investigation in Europe
English
Gregori, Dario [University of Padova > Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Cardiology, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences]
Ballali, Simonetta [Prochild ONLUS, Trieste]
Vögele, Claus mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Galasso, Francesca [ZETA Research Ltd., Trieste]
Widhalm, Kurt [Medical University of Wien > Pediatrics]
Berchialla, Paola [University of Torino, Orbassano (Torino) > Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences]
Baldi, Ileana [University of Padova > Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Cardiology, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences]
3-Mar-2015
Journal of the American College of Nutrition
American College of Nutrition
Epub ahead of print
1-6
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0731-5724
1541-1087
New York
NY
[en] nutritional labels ; willingness to pay ; consumers’ utility ; front-of-pack
[en] Rational. Nutrition labels on pre-packaged foods have been widely advocated as a medium to
foster healthier eating habits in the general population.
Objective. The study aimed at understanding how people value nutritional information on food
labels, in particular front-of-pack labelling.
Methods. A phone-assisted survey on 7550 consumers in 16 European countries was conducted. People were asked about their opinion on nutritional information provided at different
levels, from the media to public institutions, and their commitment to healthy behavior. The value
of pack labelling was estimated using a willingness-to-pay (WTP) elicitation technique.
Results. Older age groups (>45 years old), members of a larger family, low income or low
education level people and those who perceived themselves to be obese, valued front-of-pack nutritional labelling positively. WTP estimates across all countries provided an average accepted added price of 3.46€, additionally to the overall yearly food expenditure (95% C.I.: 3.33-3.68).
Conclusions. Overall, perceived value of labelling is small. However, factors affecting the value for
consumer of nutritional labelling appear to be strictly linked to the socio-economic and health status
of the respondents.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/15787

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