Oqali, formerly known as the « Food Quality Observatory », was introduced as part of the second National Nutrition and Health Program (PNNS 2). It is also part of the « ” Acting on the food supply ” document (in French) and is based on the opinion n°51 (in French) of the National Food Council (CNA) of 19th May 2005.

It was created in February 2008 by the French Ministries of Agriculture, Health and Consumer Affairs, which entrusted its implementation to the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES).
Until November 2018, Oqali was integrated into the “Observatory of Food” established by the law of modernization of agriculture and fisheries of 27th July 2010 and included in the framework of the French National Food Program (PNA). It represented the nutritional section in charge of issues related to the supply and characteristics of food.

From now on, Oqali is the Food Observatory according to Article 54th of Law No 2018-938 for the balance of trade relations in the agricultural and food sector and a healthy, sustainable, and accessible food for all, known as « EGalim ».
The Oqali project aims at monitoring changes in processed foods supply available on the French market, by measuring nutritional quality evolution, over time (nutritional composition and labelling information).


OQALI website: https://www.oqali.fr/en/home/

Modification date: 05 July 2023 | Publication date: 17 March 2022 | By: Régis Grateau