Peru enacts Front of Package Warning labels for “junk” foods

The Peruvian government has issued a final Advertising Warnings Manual to require warning labels on packages of and adverts for foods that contain high levels of sugar, saturated fat, and sodium, as well as those containing trans-fat.

A letter of congratulations to the Peruvian Government from various top scientists, researchers, and professionals in the areas of nutrition, obesity, and public health is available here.

Read more about the original Warning Manual from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service here, and more about this change for Peru here.