Regulation

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Brazilian politicians try to bring back CONSEA

By Niamh Michail

Brazilian politicians are trying to bring back the National Council of Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA), suspending a provisional measure introduced by President Jair Bolsonaro that disbanded it.

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ConMéxico: 'This confirms the label is correct, truthful and transparent'

Mexican Supreme Court ruling backs SEFAB nutrition label

By Niamh Michail

Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice has ruled the country’s nutrition label, SEFAB, is constitutional and respects the public’s right to food, health and information, a decision welcomed by the food industry but decried by civil society.

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ANVISA publishes nutrition label report

By Niamh Michail

Brazil moved one step closer to choosing a front-of-pack nutrition label as regulatory agency ANVISA publishes a report with over 33,000 public contributions.

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ANVISA issues guide for probiotic food applications

By Kacey Culliney

Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) has published guidance on necessary requirements when applying to use probiotics in food and make associated health claims.