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.

Review of current labelling regulations and practices for food and beverage targeting children and adolescents in Latin America countries (Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica and Argentina) and recommendations for facilitating consumer information

Author: Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública de México / UNICEF

November 2016 – In response to the rising rates of obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), policies have emerged that focus on improving the diets of populations using strategies such as food labelling. The aim of food labels is to influence consumers to make healthier decisions regarding their food choices. The present study include: A review current food labelling regulations and voluntary practices on products targeted to children and adolescents in Latin America (LA); Identify key labelling models in packaged food targeted to children and adolescents in four Latin countries: Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica and Argentina; To test the usage, perception and preference of such systems with a sample of parents; and 4) To provide specific recommendations.