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Senate approves the reform on frontal labeling in industrialized food and beverages

Mexico

Nov 04, 2019

The full of Senate approved in general with 116 votes in favor, 0 against and 2 abstentions, the reforms to the General Health Law to include the Front Labeling of Industrialized Food and Beverages (EFABI) warning and information.

This reform implies that warning labels on excess fats, sodium, calories, and sugars should be placed in processed foods, more precise and visible to those that currently exist.

The new changes:

-        The system of Daily Feeding Guides (GDA) implemented since 2015 is eliminated.

-        The frontal warning labeling must be presented separately and independently to the declaration of ingredients and nutrition facts to indicate products that exceed the maximum limits of energy content, added sugars, saturated fats, sodium and other critical nutrients and ingredients that establish the competent regulatory provisions.

-        The health effects of excessive consumption of sugary foods and beverages, including diabetes, obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, among others, should also be noted.

Check the full text of the documents (in Spanish), click on the Link

 

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