As of December 13 all processed and packaged food and beverages to be sold in the European Union must include detailed nutritional information.
From a statement issued by PROCOMER:
In 2014 in the European Union, the European Regulation on Information and Food Labelling (Regulation 1169/2011) came into force.The standard improves labeling on all products in order to provide useful, readable and understandable information to consumers.
Companies that export food to the South American country must include a special label to identify products containing GMOs or which are derived from them.
The regulations of the decree signed in 2015 state that the deadline is 2018 so as to incorporate gradually, the new yellow label indicating if the food product contains any ingredients that have been genetically modified (GMO).
As of June 27, 2016 packaged products must have a label warning about the high levels of sugar, sodium, saturated fat and calories.
The new regulation also states that if the content of sugars, sodium, saturated fat and calories exceed the limits established by the new legislation, producers must label the container with a black symbol with white letters.
The law which required packages of meat beef and pork products to have a label indicating the country of origin is no longer in effect.
After repeated resolutions from the World Trade Organization, which authorized Canada and Mexico to implement economic retaliation measures worth more than $1 billion, the US Congress has finally decided to remove the law that requires labeling of all red meat products which are sold in the retail market in the country.
Despite objections from the construction sector, the new regulation eliminates the maximum weight of 50 kilos per package and indicates that the recommended use by date should be established by a certified laboratory.
The construction sector is warning of loss of quality in the product, if the government approves the decree changing the rules for storage and packaging of cement.
In the coming days a decree amending regulations on cement will be published, "... without waiting for the outcome of a commission of experts," led by the National Institute of Technical Standards (Inteco). Representatives from various sectors affected by the change in the rule argue that "... Technical studies show a decline in quality if [cement is] stored beyond 45 days ", as proposed by the new regulation.
Costa Rican dairy farmers have denounced the fact that in the region regulations are not met nor are specifications on labeling and product features.
The Chamber of Milk Producers (CPL by its initials in Spanish) argues that there are companies in the region that are replacing animal protein with plant protein, or decreasing the percentage of fat in exchange for lowering the price of the product, which is not in compliance with the requirements and standards set out in the Central American technical regulations.
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