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 Peru: Nutrition warning labels become mandatory

Peru: Nutrition warning labels become mandatory

By Niamh Michail

As of today (June 17), all processed food and drink products sold in Peru must carry a 'stop sign' warning label if they are high in salt, sugar and saturated fat, or contain trans fat.

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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.

Self-monitoring systems could eventually be available to Brazilian meatpackers

Brazil eyes self-monitoring systems for meatpackers

By Ashley Williams

Brazil’s agriculture minister Tereza Cristina Dias has revealed in an interview with international news organisation Reuters that the Brazilian Government is in negotiations to implement a self-monitoring system for meatpackers.

Sugar taxes: Sweet success or a sorry story? It usually depends who you ask... Pic:getty/bopav

Sugar taxes: The global picture

By Rachel Arthur, Elaine Watson, Stephen Daniells, Gary Scattergood, Niamh Michail

Sugar taxes continue to hit the headlines, but the introduction of new legislation is never straight-forward. We take a look at 20 countries around the globe where sugar taxes have been in the news.

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