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The government proposes other options in the front of package labeling (FOPL) model

Jamaica

Sep 16, 2021

The Government of Jamaica took a decision that the CRS 5: 2010 Standard Specification for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods to include Front of Package Labelling (FOPL) should, in addition to the “High-In” Octagon Model, include other FOPL in line with our major trading partners.

The introduction of FOPL for pre-packaged foods in Jamaica is of considerable importance and has generated widespread interest and discussions among various stakeholders regarding its implementation. The revision of the CRS 5: 2010 Standard Specification for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods to include FOPL is a regional initiative of the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) and is being advanced as a voluntary standard for CARICOM member states. Consequently, there has been a thrust at the national and regional levels to improve nutritional labelling and introduce mandatory front of package warnings to consumers.

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