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Carrefour forms healthy food advisory group

French food retailer Carrefour SA on Sept. 2 said it has formed a food advisory committee to support the company's food transition initiatives, which are aimed at promoting a healthier diet among consumers while protecting the environment at the same time.

Emmanuel Faber, CEO of French dairy company Danone, is part of the newly established group, along with Carrefour's General Secretary Laurent Vallée, who will lead the committee.

Other members include Lucie Basch, founder of food startup Too Good To Go; Myriam Bouré, co-founder of Open Food France; Jean Imbert, a television chef; François Mandin, Vendée-based farmer; Caroline Robert, department head at the Gustave Roussy cancer research institute; and Maxime de Rostolan, founder of Fermes d'Avenir and Blue Bees.

Carrefour said the committee will share best practices, propose new ideas and discuss changes in food consumption. The group is expected to meet in October.

In recent months, the grocery chain operator has partnered with nongovernmental organizations to promote food transition and encourage customers to choose organic food products. The collaborations are part of Carrefour 2022, the transformation plan unveiled by the company in January.