Superior Efficacy of Front-of-Package Warning Labels in Jamaica

Authors: PAHO. PanAmerican Health Organization / WHO. World Health Organization

March 2021 – This fact-sheet presents the results of the first study to take place in the Caribbean to examine the best performing front-of-package labeling (FOPL). It was conducted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Jamaica, the University of Technology, Jamaica, and the Pan American Health Organization, and contributes to the evidence that has been accumulated in the Region of the Americas on the topic. Consumers showed the octagonal warning labels had the highest chances of correctly identifying when products were excessive in sugars, sodium, or saturated fats, of correctly identifying the least harmful option, and of choosing the least harmful or none of the products more often.

Role of Conadecus in the regulation of food environments

Authors – Hernán Calderón – National Corporation of Chilean Consumers and Users

August 22, 2017 – Presentation of Conadecus, its mission and function, and the results of brief research on nutrient content in various foods.

CODEMA, its structure and function and the need to cooperate to improve the agri-food chain

Authors: Food Market Observatory Corporation – CODEMA

August 22, 2017 – Presentation on CODEMA, its structure and function and the need to cooperate to improve the agri-food chain.

International Meeting “Towards a Healthier World: Promoting Partnerships for the Regulation of Food Environments”

Authors: Eliana Suazo; Paul Cumio; George Abarca. National Association for the Defense of the Rights of Consumers and Social Security Users – ANADEUS

August 22, 2017 – Presentation on ANADEUS and its mission and articles in the magazine ConsumoRespeto.

Food Labeling – Effects Analysis

Authors: Food and Beverage Association of Chile

August 22, 2017 – Research on food labeling carried out by Food and Beverages of Chile where the perception of the consumer, the effects on consumption, the reformulation process and the perspectives proposed by the industry are presented.

Regulation of Law No. 30021, Healthy Food Law for Children and Adolescents

Authors: María Inés Sánchez-Griñan. Ministry of Health, Peru.

August 22, 2017 – The presentation shows the incidence of overweight in the population of Peru and the background to the creation of Law No. 30021 and the challenges of its implementation, communication and control in different public and private scenarios.

Experience of Argentina in Regulation of Environments

Authors: National Program for Healthy Eating and Prevention of Obesity, Ministry of Health, Presidency of the Nation

August 22, 2017 – The National Program for Healthy Eating and Prevention of Obesity (Res 732/16) is presented, with its strategies for promotion, dissemination, regulation in healthy environments such as Work, University, Municipalities and Schools.

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.

Ecuador in the construction of healthier food environments

Authors: Gabriela Rivas. Ministry of Public Health Ecuador

August 22, 2017 – Data on nutrition in the population of Ecuador and the need to establish an intersectoral approach, with regulations, promotion of activities and education for the construction of healthy food environments are presented.