Front-of-package labeling as a policy tool for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases in the Americas

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Authors: Pan America Health Organization

September 2020 – High blood pressure, high fasting blood sugar levels, and overweight/obesity are the top three risk factors for mortality in the Americas. Unhealthy eating is closely linked to these top three risk factors in the Americas. The regulatory objective of a FOPL system should aim at allowing consumers to correctly, quickly, and easily identify products that contain excessive amount of sugars, total fats, saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium.

https://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/52740

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