General criteria

Why are some products not recognized ?

Some products are not recognized because they're products that Yuka is unable to evaluate based on their very specific ingredients: Alcohol. Sugar. Infant formula. Protein supplements. Pet food. Prod…

Julie
Updated 6 months ago by Julie

Does Yuka foresee integrating other impacts than health in its analysis ?

At this time, Yuka’s only goal is to evaluate a product’s impact on health. We prefer doing one thing well versus several things not as well. We have now decided to also take environmental impact int…

Ophélia
Updated 4 months ago by Ophélia

Is packaging taken into account in the rating ?

No, Yuka’s analysis relates only to the contents and not the packaging. However, we plan to take into account the environmental impact in our analysis of food products in 2020. Packaging will be one…

Ophélia
Updated 4 months ago by Ophélia

Does Yuka take a product's origin into account?

No, the product's origin is not taken into account in the evaluation. In fact, Yuka's mission is to evaluate the products' impact on health. The product's origin has more to do with environmental imp…

Ophélia
Updated 6 months ago by Ophélia

Is a product's price taken into account in the recommendations?

No, the price is not taken into account in a product's evaluation nor in its recommendations. In general, the most highly-rated products are not necessarily the most expensive , which is why we have…

Ophélia
Updated 6 months ago by Ophélia

Why is coconut oil highly rated in cosmetics but poorly rated in food ?

Coconut oil has many uses. In cosmetics, it's an ingredient that's highly valued for its protective, softening and emollient properties on skin. But when consumed as a food, it's a product that's bes…

Ophélia
Updated 6 months ago by Ophélia

Why are nutritional supplements and medications not rated?

Yuka doesn't rate nutritional supplements or medications since their ingredients are very specific and we have not yet developed a method for analyzing these products.

Ophélia
Updated 6 months ago by Ophélia

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