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.

El Salvador – Front of Package Nutritional Labeling Law for a healthy diet

Author: Government of El Salvador

December 21, 2020 – The purpose of the law is to regulate, control and educate on the labeling of processed foods for human consumption.

Ecuador Agreement 00004522 – Health regulation for the labeling of processed foods for human consumption.

Author: Ministry of Health Ecuador

2013 – Regulation to control the labeling of processed foods for human consumption to provide information on the characteristics of those foods