BRASIL

ANVISA opens public consultation on food nutrition labeling

This Resolution applies to foods packaged in the absence of consumers, including beverages, ingredients, food additives and technological aids, including those exclusively for industrial processing or food services.

The overall objective of the public consultation is to develop and enhance the amount of information available on nutrition to improve the accuracy of food industry values. Consumers prioritize safety and quality, and so, transparency and clarity are vital to ensuring awareness of, and adherence to, these values.

The public consultation, which will close after 45 days on 6th November 2019, will explore current Brazilian labeling standards. Published in the Official Gazette (DOU), it seeks to gain comments and insights on whether nutrition data on labels needs to increase in visibility and readability.

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