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

Author: 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.

https://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/53328

Public policies to combat obesity in Chile: Law 20.606 on the nutritional composition of foods and their advertising

Authors: Carmén Castillo

August 2017 – Presentation on the implementation of Law 20.606 on the nutritional composition of food and its advertising; an evaluation one year after the law has been implemented.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mva17yzz7se27qa/AABDRpCLa2WQPhHo5RQzQiBia/Etiquetado%20nutricional%20y%20frontal/Encuentro%20FAO%20Chile%20sept%202017?dl=0&file_subpath=%2F21+agosto%2FConferencias%2FMinistra+de+Salud%2C+Chile.pdf&preview=Encuentro+internacional.rar&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis Report on Nutrition Labeling

Author: ANVISA – Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitária / Gerencia Geral de Alimentos

May 2018 – Brazil was one of the first countries to adopt mandatory nutrition labeling as part of the public health strategy to promote adequate and healthy food and to combat obesity, through regulatory actions conducted by ANVISA.

https://pesquisa.anvisa.gov.br/upload/surveys/981335/files/An%C3%A1lise%20de%20Impacto%20Regulat%C3%B3rio%20sobre%20Rotulagem%20Nutricional.pdf

Technical Proposal for Nutrition Labeling

September 2016 – Powerpoint technical proposal on Nutritional Food Labeling based on overweight individuals in El Salvador (in Spanish).

https://interamericanheart.org/Repository/26-09-16_propuesta_tecnica_etiqueda_nutricional_tania_tobar.pdf

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

Author: PanAmerican Health Organization ( PAHO ) / World Health Organization ( WHO )

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.

https://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/53328

Front of Package Nutritional Labelling

Authors: Health Secretary Argentina, Ministry of Health and Social Development Argentina

November 2018 – This report on front of package nutritional labels was prepared by the National Program on Health Eating and Prevention of Obesity of the Ministry of Health based on a bibliographic review of the subject and an intersectoral discussion table convened within the framework of the National Commission for Healthy Eating and Obesity Prevention coordinated by the National Directorate of Health Promotion and Control of Non-communicable Chronic Diseases of the Ministry of Health of the Government.

https://cesni-biblioteca.org/archivos/etiquetado-frontal.pdf

The Label can be Better

Author: Instituto Brasileiro de Defensa do Consumidor

September / October 2016 – Scientific research identifies difficulties for consumers to understand nutritional information and obtains their opinion on what may change. The good news is that it is possible to generate a more understandable label and Brazil is on that path. (in Portuguese)

https://idec.org.br/em-acao/revista/rotulo-mais-facil/materia/o-rotulo-pode-ser-melhor

Preliminary Report on Regulatory Impact Analysis on Nutrition Labeling

Authors: ANVISA – Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitária / Gerencia Geral de Alimentos

May 2018 – Brazil was one of the first countries to adopt mandatory nutrition labeling as part of the public health strategy to promote adequate and healthy food and to combat overweight, through regulatory actions conducted by Anvisa.

https://pesquisa.anvisa.gov.br/upload/surveys/981335/files/An%C3%A1lise%20de%20Impacto%20Regulat%C3%B3rio%20sobre%20Rotulagem%20Nutricional.pdf

Chile: Healthy country

Author: Guido Girardi

August 2017 – Presentation on health risk factors: the movement, development of law 20.606 on nutritional composition, advertising, and evaluation studies on the law.

https://interamericanheart.org/Repository/1.21chilepaissaludablegirardi.pdf

Law 30021 for the promotion of healthy eating for children and adolescents. 60 days to approve technical parameters through regulations

Author: Jaime Delgado

August 2017 – Presentation on what Law 30021 proposes for the promotion of healthy eating in children and adolescents with various graphic examples of nutritional labeling in Peru and other South American countries.

https://interamericanheart.org/Repository/1.20ley30021alimsaluddelgadoperu.pdf