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Warning message for sodium, sugars and saturated fats in food advertising


Aug 07, 2023

The Ministry of Health, Division of Health Public Policies and Health Promotion, Department of Nutrition and Food, has published a proposal for the amendment of the "Message promoting healthy lifestyle habits in Food advertising" established in Decree N° 1/2017 of the Ministry of Health.

Advertising of food products with added sodium, sugars and saturated fats carried out in mass media must include a warning message when the products content exceeds the value established in article 120 bis of the Supreme Decree N° 977 of 1996 for those nutrients, or when they exceed the established calorie levels.

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