Authors: ANVISA

October 2020 – Regulation from the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), of the Ministry of Public Health of Brazil regarding the nutritional labeling of food (including beverages) and technical requirements. It excludes unprocessed and minimally processed foods, aligning with the Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population. It requires Front-of-Package Nutritional Labeling (FoPNL), featuring rectangles with magnifying glasses and legends “High in: Saturated fats / added sugars / sodium” (white letters on a black background), when these quantities exceed the limits established by ANVISA. It enhances the design, content, and legibility of the nutritional information panel, in black lettering on a white background. It includes mandatory information on: total and added sugars, number of servings per package, and all information on nutrient content per 100 g or 100 ml. It was approved in 2020 and began to be enforced in 2022.

Regulación de la Agencia nacional de vigilancia sanitaria (ANVISA), del Ministerio de Salud Pública de Brasil sobre el etiquetado nutricional de alimentos (bebidas incluidas) y requisitos técnicos. Excluye los alimentos sin procesar y mínimamente procesados, lo que se alinea con las Guías Alimentarias para la Población Brasileña. Requiere etiquetado frontal nutricional (FoPNL), de rectángulos con lupa y leyendas “Alto en: Grasas saturadas / azúcares agregados / sodio (letras blancas sobre fondo negro), cuando esta cantidades superen los limites establecidos ANVISA. Mejora el diseño, contenido y legibilidad del panel de información nutricional, en letra negra sobre fondo blanco. Incluye la información obligatoria de: azúcares totales y añadidos, número de porciones del producto por envase, y toda la información sobre el contenido de nutrientes por 100 g o 100 ml. Fue aprobada en el 2020 y comenzó a aplicarse en el 2022.

Regulatory Decree 151/2022 Healthy Eating Promotion Law

Authors: Argentina Republic

March 2022 – Presidential Decree regulating Law No. 27.642 on the Promotion of Healthy Eating in the Argentine Republic. It establishes the Ministry of Public Health as the enforcement authority of the law. It is also known as the front-of-package labeling law. It includes restrictions on the sale of products containing labels in school environments. It is based on the Nutrient Profile Model of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). It is one of the most recently approved regulations in the region. It utilizes warning octagons for “Excess of” sugars, total fats, healthy fats, sodium, calories, and precautionary legends for children regarding sweeteners and caffeine. The document is the decree but includes the complete Law as an annex.

Advances in the Front of Package Labeling Project in Uruguay

Authors: Dra. María Isabel Bove, Ministry of Public Health

August 22, 2017 – Results of overweight, blood pressure, and changes in the way of eating in the Uruguayan population are presented. Also, public policies and research carried out in Uruguay on front of package labeling.

National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Overweight, Obesity and Diabetes

Secretary of Health, COFEPRIS

August 22, 2017 – The national strategy is presented along with the results of the 2016 national health and nutrition survey in the population of Mexico. The presentation Includes regulation, labeling, advertising, fiscal policy and OMENT.

Experience in environmental regulation: Costa Rica

Authors: F. Cambronero

August 21, 2017 – Presentation on the SAN-CELAC plan with economic and health data from Costa Rica and actions to strengthen health promotion.

Uruguay – Decree 272/018

Authors: Executive Branch, Uruguayan Government

August 29, 2018 – Decree that updates regulations on front of package nutritional labeling.

Peru – Law No. 30.021/2013. Law for the Promotion of Healthy Eating for Children and Adolescents

Authors: Legislative Branch, Peruvian Government

May 10, 2013 – Law that aims to promote and protect health, growth and development through education, promotion of physical activity, implementation of kiosks and healthy dining rooms and supervision of advertising and information related to food and non-alcoholic beverages, aimed at children and adolescents.ú-Ley-siteal_peru_0137.pdf

Panama – Front of Package Nutritional Warning Labeling Law

Authors: Panama General Assembly, Commission on Work, Health, and Social Development

January 22, 2020 – Law that implements and regulates nutritional front of package labeling on food containers packaged for human consumption.

Modification to the Official Mexican Regulation NOM-051-SCFI/SSA1-2010

Authors: Secretary of the Economy, Secretary of Health, COFEPRIS, Mexican Government

March 27, 2020 – MODIFICATION to the Official Mexican Standard NOM-051-SCFI/SSA1-2010. General Labeling Specifications for Prepackaged Foods and Non-Alcoholic Beverages-Commercial and Health Information, published on April 5, 2010.éxico-Norma-NOM_051.pdf

Guatemala – Law on Promoting Healthy Eating

Authors: Government and Congress of Guatemala

October 3, 2018 – The Law aims to protect health by creating a regulatory framework that promotes healthy eating.