New Food Labeling Rules in Chile

The new rules include packaged foods with high levels of nutrients considered critical such as salt, sugar, saturated fat and calories.

Friday, April 12, 2013

From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

The undersecretary of Public Health in Chile, Jorge Diaz, has unveiled the new rules in the law on food labeling. The document sets out how warnings should be placed on packaged foods with high levels of nutrients considered critical, such as salt, sugar, saturated fat and calories, the rules of which will be subject to public consultation on the website of the Ministry of Health.

The health authority, along with the director of the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology at the University of Chile (INTA), Magdalena Araya, presented examples of food containers with the proposal to be submitted to scrutiny, which includes an octagon symbol with the labels high salt, high-calorie, high-sugar or high in saturated fat, as appropriate.

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