Leatherhead Food Research, which offers research and regulatory advice, says it is reviving its low-GI logo after finding a loophole around the ban.
The low-GI logo was introduced in 2004, but withdrawn in 2007 after regulations were passed requiring European Commission approval for any food labelling suggesting a health benefit.
Leatherhead says a loophole will allow food brands to use the GI labelling until 2022, providing they registered before 2005.
A spokeswoman for Leatherhead says, ‘Any logo that would apply a health benefit that was registered before the regulation came into force would have an extension of use until 2022.’
She adds, ‘There has been a high level of interest in the opportunity to use a GI logo on products… interest has come from retailers as well as specific product providers.’