BOARD OF DIRECTORS RESOLUTION – RDC No. 429, OF OCTOBER 8, 2020 / NORMATIVE INSTRUCTION – IN No. 75

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.

https://antigo.anvisa.gov.br/documents/10181/3882585/RDC_429_2020_.pdf/9dc15f3a-db4c-4d3f-90d8-ef4b80537380

The Food Supply Prior to the Implementation of the Chilean Law of Food Labeling and Advertising

Authors: Rebecca Kanter; Marcela Reyes; Boyd Swinburn; Stefanie Vandevijvere; Camila Corvalán

December 2018 – Evaluate the composition of the food supply ahead of the implementation of the Chilean Law of Food Labeling and Advertising (Law 20.606) in June 2016. The INFORMAS (International Network for food and Obesity/Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Research, Monitoring and Action Support) framework for monitoring the composition of the food supply was used. The Law’s initial (2016) and final (2019) limits were used to evaluate if foods would receive a “High in” warning for Calories, Sodium, Sugars and/or Saturated Fats (initial/final, solids: 350/275 kcal; >800/400 mg; >22.5/10 g; >6/4 g; liquids: >100/70 kcal; >100/100 mg; >6/5 g; >3/3 g respectively).

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients

The Food Supply Prior to the Implementation of the Chilean Law of Food Labeling and Advertising

Authors: Rebecca Kanter; Marcela Reyes; Boyd Swinburn; Stefanie Vandevijvere; Camila Corvalán

December 2018 – Evaluate the composition of the food supply ahead of the implementation of the Chilean Law of Food Labeling and Advertising (Law 20.606) in June 2016. The INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity/Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Research, Monitoring and Action Support) framework for monitoring the composition of the food supply was used. The Law’s initial (2016) and final (2019) limits were used to evaluate if foods would receive a “High in” warning for Calories, Sodium, Sugars and/or Saturated Fats (initial/final, solids: 350/275 kcal; >800/400 mg; >22.5/10 g; >6/4 g; liquids: >100/70 kcal; >100/100 mg; >6/5 g; >3/3 g respectively).

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients