Front-of-package warning labels

The National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA) published new regulations on nutrition labeling of packaged food products in October, 2020. They will go into effect in October, 2022 and will require front-of-package warning labels on packaged foods and beverages that exceed set levels of sugar, saturated fat, or sodium content per 100g (foods) or 100mL (beverages). The new model does not include warnings for non- caloric sweeteners, but it will limit the use of health claims in certain circumstances: Foods and drinks with warning labels for a given nutrient may no longer carry claims related to that nutrient. For example, products with a warning label for high saturated fat content cannot also use claims regarding fat (total, saturated, or trans fats or cholesterol).

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