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Black octagons front-of-pack labeling implemented from June 14


Jun 14, 2023

The Ministry of Health informs that from June 14 begins the process of implementation of Resolution 2492 of 2022, establishing the technical regulation for nutrition and front-of pack labeling requirements for packaged food for human consumption.

According to the Resolution, processed or ultra-processed foods containing excess of added sugars, sodium, saturated fats and trans fats shall highlight their presence through front-of-pack octagonal symbols, with a black background and white border, and the inner text "EXCESS IN" followed by "SATURATED FATS" or "TRANS FATS" or "SODIUM" or "SUGARS".

Similarly, processed or ultra-processed foods that contain any amount of sweeteners will be subject to the octagonal front-of-pack symbols, with the text "CONTAINS SWEETENERS".

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