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New technical requirements for nutrition labeling in packaged foods: overview of reviews

Nov 03, 2021

Introduction: Personal food preferences, purchasing decisions and eating behaviors are shaped by price, marketing, availability and accessibility, which are influenced by health policies and regulations. The National Health Surveillance Agency in Brazil (Anvisa) published in 2009 a public consultation on the proposal for a Normative Instruction that establishes the technical requirements for declaring nutrition labeling in packaged foods. However, the path through which a legislative proposal is implemented is permeated by several possibilities, being subject to disputes by interest groups, such as consumers and food companies. Objective: to carry out a comparison between the new technical requirements for declaring nutrition labeling in packaged foods with the literature on the standardization of food labels and the effects on the influence on the populations food choices.

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