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  • Brazil
    Decision · Judicial

    Instituto Brasilero de Defesa do Consumidor (IDEC) v. National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) (Case No. 5001408-12.2024.4.03.6100)

    Feb. 14, 2024 A challenge by civil society against ANVISA's Regulation No. 819 of 2023, which postponed the implementation of front-of-pack warning labels in Brazil.

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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    Herdez and others v. Government (Case No. 465/2022)

    2024 The constitutionality of the amendments to the General Health Law and to NOM-51 that adopted front-of-package warning labels for prepackaged food and beverages.

    • MarketingLabelingFundamental Rights
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  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    National Basic Food Basket (Decree No. 11.936 of 2024)

    Mar. 05, 2024 This decree establishes guidelines for the composition of the national basic food basket.

    • Fiscal PoliciesFundamental RightsUltra-processed foods
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  • International
    Law · International norms

    WHO Guideline: Fiscal policies to promote healthy diets

    2024 This World Health Organization (WHO) guideline seeks to provide Member States with recommendations on policies to develop and implement new, or to strengthen existing, fiscal policies to promote healthy diets....

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  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    Law on the Prohibition of the Commercialization and Advertising of Ultraprocessed Products in the Municipality of Niterói (Law No. 2659 of 2009)

    Jan. 06, 2023 It amends the Law No. 2659 of 2009 that aims to prohibit the sale, purchase, manufacture, distribution and advertising of products that contribute to childhood obesity

    • MarketingSchool Environment
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  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    Law on the Childhood Obesity Prevention in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro (Law No. 7897 of 2023)

    Jul. 12, 2023 This law establishes actions to prevent childhood obesity in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, particularly with respect to sale of ultraprocessed foods in schools.

    • School Environment
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  • Colombia
    Decision · Judicial

    Juan Manuel Charry Urueña y Miryam Elfriede Anaya Sánchez v Colombia (Decision C-435-23)

    Oct. 25, 2023 Whether the tax reform that introduced a tax on ultra-processed foods and ultra-processed sugary beverages (Law No. 2227 of 2022) violates the principles of equality, freedom of enterprise, and free...

    • Fiscal PoliciesFundamental RightsUltra-processed foods
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  • ColombiaRegional
    Decision · Judicial

    Gasesosas Colombianas v Colombia (Opinion No. 010-2023)

    Jul. 25, 2023 Whether Resolution 2492 de 2022, which adopts a front-of-pack labeling (FOPL) model in Colombia, violates the norms of the Andean Community that require technical regulations to be adopted in a...

    • Labeling
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  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Adequate and Healthy Eating in the School Environment Standarts (Decree No. 11.821 of 2023)

    Dec. 12, 2023 The decree provides for the principles, objectives, strategic axes and guidelines to promote adequate and healthy eating in the school environment.

    • MarketingSchool EnvironmentUltra-processed foods
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  • Brazil
    Decision · Judicial

    Brazilian Industry Association of Cookies, Pasta, Breads and Cakes Industrialized (ABIMAPI) v. National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) (Case No. 0021946-62.2011.4.01.3400)

    Sep. 11, 2023 Whether ANVISA had competence to issue Resolution No. 24 of 2010, which regulates the advertising of food and beverages with low nutritional value.

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  • International
    Law · International norms

    Food, nutrition and the right to health – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health

    Jul. 14, 2023 Using the frameworks of intersectionality, anti-coloniality and anti-racism, as well as existing international human rights laws and standards, the Special Rapporteur examines how the lack of access to safe and...

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  • Regional
    Law · International norms

    Noncommunicable diseases and human rights in the Americas – Report of the Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

    Aug. 23, 2023 The report analyzes the relationship between the effective enjoyment of human rights and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Americas

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • International
    Law · International norms

    WHO Guideline: Policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing

    Jul. 3, 2023 This guideline seeks to provide Member States with recommendations and implementation considerations on policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing.

    • Marketing
    • 1
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  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Childhood Obesity Prevention Decree in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro (Decree No. 52.842 of 2023)

    Jul. 11, 2023 The decree provides regulations on the Municipal Law No. 7987 of 2023, establishing actions to combat childhood obesity.

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  • International
    Law · International norms

    WHO guideline: Restricting digital marketing in the context of tobacco, alcohol, food and beverages, and breast-milk substitutes

    2023 This WHO guideline addresses restrictions on marketing, including digital marketing, in the contexts of tobacco and nicotine products, alcohol, unhealthy foods and beverages, and breast-milk substitutes.

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  • Brazil
    Decision · Judicial

    Office of the Prosecutor of the State of Santa Catarina v. Empresa de Laticínios Tirol LTDA (pending)

    2022 A public civil lawsuit [ação civil pública] due to a marketing campaign titled "Tirolzinho Transfoma", which promoted recycling competitions between schools and distributed products to schoolchildren.

    • Marketing
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  • Barbados
    Law · Programmatic documents

    Excise Tax on Sweetened Beverages – 2022

    Apr. 1, 2022 The objective of the Excise Tax on Sweetened Beverages is to increase the rate of excise tax on sweetened beverages in an effort to reduce sugar consumption.

    • Fiscal Policies
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  • Jamaica
    Law · Programmatic documents

    National School Nutrition Policy

    2022 This policy seeks to ensure that children entering Jamaican educational facilities are exposed to good nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

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  • Barbados
    Law · Programmatic documents

    National School Nutrition Policy

    Sep. 19, 2022 The National School Nutrition Policy of Barbados seeks to create healthy school environments that enhance student learning and are conducive to the development of healthy lifelong eating and activity behaviors...

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  • Colombia
    Decision · Judicial

    Colombian Parents’ Corporation of Mothers and Fathers, Red PaPaz v. Ministry of Health (Case No. 25000234100020190106300)

    Nov. 10, 2022 Whether the lack of an appropriate regulatory framework on ultra-processed food products violate the collective right to health of consumers, and particularly of children.

    • MarketingLabelingFundamental RightsUltra-processed foods
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  • Colombia
    Law · Legislation

    Law adopting a Tax Reform for Equality and Social Justice (Law No. 2277 of 2022)

    Dec. 13, 2022 This law reforms the country's tax structure to promote equality and social justice, and adopts a tax on ultra-processed foods and ultra-processed sugary beverages

    • Fiscal PoliciesUltra-processed foods
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  • Colombia
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution adopting technical criteria for front-of-pack nutritional labeling (Resolution No. 2492 of 2022)

    Dec. 13, 2022 This resolution modifies Resolution No. 810 of 2021 on technical regulation on front-of-pack nutritional labeling (FOPL).

    • LabelingUltra-processed foods
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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    Santa Clara, S.A. de C.V. v. Government (pending)

    2022 In 2020, plaintiff filed an amparo measure against the Modification of the Mexican Official Norm that regulates the General labelling specifications for pre-packaged food and non-alcoholic beverages.

    • MarketingLabelingContent regulationFundamental Rights
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  • Colombia
    Decision · Judicial

    Carlos Mario Salgado Morales v Ministry of Health (Case No. 25000-23-41-000-2022-00942-01)

    Oct. 27, 2022 Whether the technical parameters on front-of-pack labeling (FOPL) established by Resolution No. 810 of 2021 comply with the requirements laid out in Law No. 2120 of 2021, and specifically that...

    • Labeling
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  • Brazil
    Law · Programmatic documents

    Technical Note on Food Sales in Public Schools participating in National School Meals Program (Technical note No. 2974175/2022/COSAN/CGPAE/DIRAE)

    Nov. 08, 2022 This technical note offers a comprehensive overview and general guidelines on food sales in public elementary and secondary schools enrolled in the National School Meals Program [Programa Nacional de Alimentação...

    • MarketingSchool EnvironmentUltra-processed foods
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  • Jamaica
    Law · Programmatic documents

    National School Nutrition Standards

    2021 These Standards seek to define the types of foods and beverages which are restricted, ensure that nourishing food is served more frequently and improve the nutrient quality of school meals....

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  • Brazil
    Decision · Judicial

    Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasts v. Legislative Assembly of the State of Bahia

    Mar. 25, 2021 A direct action of unconstitutionality against a state law from the Legislative Assembly of the State of Bahia [Assembleia Legislativa do Estado da Bahia] prohibiting advertisement targeted at children of...

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  • Colombia
    Law · Legislation

    Law for Promotion of Healthy Food Environments and NCD Prevention (Law No. 2120 of 2021)

    Jul. 30, 2021 Also known as "Ley Comida Chatarra", this law seeks to adopt effective measures that promote healthy food environments, guaranteeing the basic right to health, especially for children and adolescents, with...

    • LabelingSchool Environment
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  • Colombia
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution adopting technical criteria for front-of-pack nutritional labeling (Resolution No. 810 of 2021)

    Jun. 16, 2021 This resolution adopts technical criteria for front-of-pack nutritional labeling (FOPL). Following the adoption of Law No. 2120 of 2021 and litigation by civil society organizations it has been substantially amended...

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  • International
    Law · International norms

    General comment No. 25 (2021) on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment

    Mar. 2, 2021 The General Comment provides guidance on legislative, policy and other measures to promote, respect, and fulfill all children's rights in the digital environment.

    • MarketingFundamental Rights
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  • Brazil
    Law · Programmatic documents

    Technical Note on Conflicts of Interests in National School Meals Program (Technical note No. 3228950/2022/COSAN/CGPAE/DIRAE)

    2021 This technical note aims to promote the identification and prevention of conflicts of interest in the implementation of the National School Meals Program [Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (PNAE)].

    • School EnvironmentUltra-processed foods
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  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution on Pre-packaged Foods Nutritional Labeling (RDC 429 of 2020)

    Oct. 8, 2020 This resolution regulates nutritional claims and front-of-pack nutritional labeling in pre-packaged food.

    • Labeling
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  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution on National School Meals Program and the Direct Financial Resources in School Program (Resolution No. 6 of 2020)

    Dec. 5, 2020 The resolution modifies the guidelines for the allocation of the funds of the National School Meals Program [Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar, PNAE] relying on the NOVA food classification system....

    • School EnvironmentUltra-processed foods
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  • Brazil
    Decision · Judicial

    Sadia S.A. v. Consumer Protection Agency of the State of Sao Paulo – 2020

    2020 A lawsuit questioning the legality of a fine issued against Sadia S.A. for a marketing campaign that targeted children.

    • Marketing
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  • Barbados
    Law · Programmatic documents

    National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases – 2020-2025

    2020 The National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases provides an action plan to address the four main non-communicable diseases of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and chronic...

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  • South Africa
    Decision · Judicial

    Equal Education and Others v. Minister of Basic Education and Others

    Jul. 17, 2020 Whether the Minister of Basic Education had a constitutional and statutory obligation to provide daily nutritious meals to learners who qualified for the school nutrition program.

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Mexico
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Amendment to NOM-51 – Front-of-Pack Labeling (Warning Labels) (2020)

    Mar. 27, 2020 This administrative regulation (NORMA Oficial Mexicana) amends NOM-51. It introduces a front-of-pack labeling model based on warning labels, effectively repealing the 2014 amendment to NOM-51. Moreover, it introduces advertising restrictions....

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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    Desde el Corazón del Fruto, S.A. de C.V. v Government

    2020 In 2020, plaintiff filed an amparo measure against the Amendment to NOM-51 that adopted front-of-package warning labels for prepackaged food and beverages.

    • MarketingLabelingFundamental RightsContent regulation
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  • Colombia
    Decision · Judicial

    Red Papaz v. Caracol Televisión S.A. and RCN Televisión S.A. (Decision T-145/19)

    Apr. 2, 2019 Whether the censorship of the communication campaign "Don’t eat any more lies” ("No Comas Más Mentiras") by the tv channels Caracol Televisión S.A. and RCN Televisión S.A. was in violation...

    • MarketingUltra-processed foods
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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    El Poder del Consumidor v. Government

    May. 8, 2019 El Poder del Consumidor (EPC) filed an unconstitutionality claim challenging the Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) labeling model in Mexico. After a positive decision in the first instance, the case...

    • Labeling
    • 3
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  • Mexico
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Amendments to the General Health Law – Overweight, Obesity, and Labeling of Prepackaged Foods and Beverages (2019)

    Nov. 8, 2019 To add provisions on overweight, obesity, and labeling of prepackaged food and beverages to the General Health Law (1984)

    • LabelingSchool Environment
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  • Brazil
    Decision · Judicial

    Brazilian Food Industry Association (ABIA) v. National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) (Case No. 1013249-88.2018.4.01.3400)

    Jul. 24, 2018 An injunction filed against ANVISA due to their denial to postpone the deadline of the public consultation on the front-of-pack nutritional labeling ("rotulagem frontal") measures.

    • Labeling
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  • Brazil
    Decision · Administrative

    Consumer Protection Agency of the State of Paraná v. Danone LTDA

    Apr. 12, 2018 An administrative decision imposing a fine on Danone due to a marketing campaign that targeted children.

    • Marketing
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  • Jamaica
    Law · Programmatic documents

    Interim Guidelines for Beverages in Schools

    Nov. 2018 These Guidelines seek to address the increasing rates of overweight and obesity in Jamaica, and particularly in the adolescent population.

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  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    Law on Advertising of Food to Children in Basic Education Establishments in the State of Bahia

    Dec. 27, 2018 The law amends the previous law No. 13.582 of 2016 to regulate food advertising targeted at children in basic education establishments.

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  • International
    Law · International norms

    Political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

    Oct. 17, 2018 To accelerate the response to address non-communicable diseases for the health and well-being of present and future generations.

    • Content regulationFiscal PoliciesFundamental RightsMarketingSchool Environment
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  • Colombia
    Decision · Judicial

    Educar Consumers v. Superintendence of Industry and Trade (Decision T-543/17)

    Aug. 25, 2017 Whether the resolution issued by the Superintendence of Industry and Trade to stop a public health campaign on the risks of sugar-sweetened beverages was in violation of the rights of...

    • Marketing
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  • Colombia
    Decision · Administrative

    Dejusticia v. Postobón (Guajira campaign)

    2017 To clarify the legal framework and limits regarding corporate social responsibility campaigns for unhealthy foods.

    • Marketing
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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    Alimentos Del Fuerte S.A. v. Ministry of Education

    Jan. 18, 2017 A food company, Del Fuerte, filed a petition against the Ministry of Health and Education to challenge the ban on the sale of junk food established in schools.

    • Marketing
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  • South Africa
    Law · Legislation

    Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act

    Dec. 12, 2017 This law imposes a levy on sugary beverages as well as excise and customs duties on some raw materials for the manufacturing of beverages.

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  • Barbados
    Law · Programmatic documents

    Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Barbados

    2017 These Guidelines set out a national framework for nutrition in Barbados and aim to encourage healthy eating habits and to promote active lifestyles for the prevention and management of chronic...

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  • Brazil
    Decision · Judicial

    Dr. Oetker Brasil Ltda v. Consumer Protection Agency of the State of Sao Paulo

    2017 A lawsuit questioning the legality of a fine issued against Dr. Oetker Brasil Ltda as a punishment for promoting a marketing campaign that targeted children.

    • Marketing
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  • South Africa
    Law · Programmatic documents

    National Food and Nutrition Security Plan

    Nov. 7, 2017 The National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan (NFNSP) 2018-2023 describes how South Africa will combat the silent crisis of malnutrition and reverse its growth in the next...

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Brazil
    Decision · Judicial

    Office of the Prosecutor of the State of Sao Paulo v. Pandurata Alimentos LTDA (Case No. 1.558.086/SP)

    Mar. 10, 2016 A public civil lawsuit [ação civil pública] due to abusive marketing targeting children and "product tying" (the practice of selling one product or service as a mandatory addition to the...

    • Marketing
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  • Mexico
    Decision · Administrative

    El Poder del Consumidor v. Coca Cola

    Apr. 28, 2016 El Poder de Consumidor filed a complaint against Coca Cola due to the advertisement of product Sidral Mundet. The Federal Consumer Protection Agency [Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor - PROFECO] requested...

    • Marketing
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  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    Law on Public Policies for Early Childhood

    Mar. 8, 2016 This law establishes public policies for early childhood and amends Law No. 8.069 of July 13, 1990 (Child and Adolescent Statute [Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente]), Decree-Law No. 3.689...

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Jamaica
    Law · Programmatic documents

    National Operational Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Obesity in Children and Adolescents in Jamaica (2016-2020)

    Jun. 2016 The National Operational Plan of Action seeks to operationalize the obesity prevention activities of the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs).

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  • Brazil
    Decision · Administrative

    Consumer Protection Agency of the State of Mato Grosso v. Bayer S.A.

    2016 Administrative decision issuing a fine against Bayer S.A. due to a marketing campaign that targeted children.

    • MarketingLabeling
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  • Brazil
    Decision · Judicial

    Office of the Federal Prosecutor v. National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)

    Sep. 27, 2016 A public civil lawsuit [ação civil pública] against the National Health Surveillance Agency [Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)] due to irregularities on the labels of light and diet products...

    • Labeling
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  • Brazil
    Decision · Judicial

    Associação Nacional de Defesa da Cidadania e do Consumidor (Anadec) v. Vinícola Perini – 2016

    2016 A public civil lawsuit [ação civil pública] affirming the legality of the absence of information on sodium and calories contents on the labels of wine bottles.

    • Labeling
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  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    Law on Regulation of Advertising of Food to Children in the State of Bahia

    Sep. 14, 2016 Law regulating advertising targeted at children

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  • International
    Law · International norms

    Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food

    Aug. 3, 2016 The report reiterates the importance of a rights-based approach to “adequate food”, and highlights that unhealthy diets are a form of malnutrition

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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    Several Industries v. Government

    2015 After a tax increase on processed foods and industrialized sugar-sweetened beverages in 2014, the industry challenged the constitutionality of the tax. The law's constitutionality was held in a series of five...

    • Fiscal Policies
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  • Barbados
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Excise Tax (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations – 2017

    Aug. 1, 2015 The Regulations imposed an ad valorem excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

    • Fiscal Policies
    • 4
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  • Barbados
    Law · Programmatic documents

    Nutritious and Healthy Foods in Schools Nutritional and Practical Guidelines for Barbados

    2015 These Guidelines aim to provide clear, evidence-based information about the relationship between good nutrition, physical activity and its impact on the health and development of children and young people as...

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  • Jamaica
    Law · Programmatic documents

    Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Jamaica

    2015 These guidelines aim to promote healthy behaviors and practices that will help the population aged two years and older to make healthy food choices.

    • School Environment
    • 1
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  • International
    Law · International norms

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals)

    Oct. 21, 2015 The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a comprehensive and far-reaching plan for Sustainable Development Goals

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Mexico
    Law · Programmatic documents

    General Guidelines for the Sale and Distribution of Food and Beverages for Consumption in Schools

    May. 16, 2014 The purpose of the regulation is to promote healthy nutrition in public schools.

    • School Environment
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  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution on Advertising and Marketing Communication to Children and Adolescents (Resolution No. 163 of 2014)

    Mar. 13, 2014 This resolution establishes criteria that make advertising and marketing practices targeted at children and adolescents abusive.

    • Marketing
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  • South Africa
    Law · Programmatic documents

    National School Nutrition Programme Guidelines for Tuck Shop Operators

    Feb. 21, 2014 Guideline to promote the availability of healthy food alternatives from school tuck shops in school premises

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  • Brazil
    Law · Programmatic documents

    Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population

    2014 This document establishes principles and recommendations for an adequate and healthy diet for Brazilian population, and introduces the concept of ultra-processed foods.

    • Fundamental RightsUltra-processed foods
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  • Mexico
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Amendment to NOM-51 – Front of Pack Labeling (Guidelines Daily Amounts) (2014)

    Jul. 25, 2014 This administrative regulation amends NOM-51 to mandate the adoption of a front-of-pack labeling model based on the guidelines daily amount (GDA)

    • Labeling
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  • Mexico
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Amendments to the General Health Law – Advertising (2014)

    Feb. 14, 2014 To restrict advertising of prepackaged foods and beverages in order to protect public health and the best interest of the child.

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  • International
    Law · International norms

    Unhealthy foods, non-communicable diseases and the right to health – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health

    Apr. 1, 2014 In this report, the Special Rapporteur highlights the link between unhealthy foods and diet-related non-communicable diseases, underscoring the urgent need for States to address structural changes in the food environment,...

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  • International
    Law · International norms

    Outcome document of the second high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on non-communicable diseases

    Jul. 10, 2014 To take stock of the progress since the first high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases in 2011, reaffirm, and strengthen the commitments.

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  • Mexico
    Law · Programmatic documents

    National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Overweight, Obesity and Diabetes

    Oct. 2013 The strategy arises due to the magnitude and frequency with which the population suffers from overweight, obesity, and other NCDs, which cause very high levels of expenditure in the health...

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  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution on the Consumption of Salt or Sodium

    Apr. 24, 2013 This resolution regulates the content of iodine allowed in salt intended for human consumption.

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  • South Africa
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Regulations Relating to the Reduction of Sodium in Certain Foodstuffs and Related Matters

    Mar. 20, 2013 Regulation of sodium content for certain foods in South Africa.

    • Content regulation
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  • Jamaica
    Law · Programmatic documents

    Food and Nutrition Security Policy

    Mar. 2013 This policy provides strategies, actions and a framework for addressing the critical issues of food and nutrition security.

    • Fundamental RightsSchool Environment
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  • Jamaica
    Law · Programmatic documents

    National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in Jamaica 2013-2018

    2013 This strategic and action plan aims to "provide a framework and road map for national action to combat non-communicable diseases and injuries and their risk factors in Jamaica within the...

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  • International
    Law · International norms

    General comment No. 15 (2013) on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health (art. 24)

    Apr. 17, 2013 The General Comment provides guidance and support to States parties and other duty bearers in respecting, protecting and fulfilling children’s right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of...

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  • International
    Law · International norms

    Global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013-2030

    May. 27, 2013 The WHO Global Action Plan on NCDs operationalizes the commitments made in the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable...

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  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution on Technical Regulation on Complementary Nutritional Information

    Nov. 12, 2012 This resolution incorporates Mercosur Resolution No. 01/2012 standards on complementary nutritional labeling of packaged foods, regulating it.

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  • Colombia
    Law · Legislation

    Statute on Consumer Rights (Law No. 1480 of 2011)

    Oct. 12, 2011 The law seeks to protect and promote the rights of consumers.

    • MarketingFundamental Rights
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  • South Africa
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Regulations Relating to Trans-Fat in Foodstuffs

    Feb. 17, 2011 Regulation of trans-fat content in food in South Africa

    • Content regulation
    • 1
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  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Ordinance on National Food and Nutrition Policy

    Nov. 17, 2011 This ordinance establishes guidelines for improve food conditions, nutrition and health of the Brazilian population aimed at promoting adequate and healthy food practices, food surveillance and nutrition, preventing and caring...

    • Fundamental RightsLabeling
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  • Mexico
    Decision · Administrative

    Federal Consumer Protection Agency v. Kellogg Company México, S. de R.L de C.V. (Zucaritas)

    Sep. 28, 2011 After monitoring food advertisements on TV, the Federal Consumer Protection Agency questioned Kelogg Company Mexico's advertisement on one of their cereals (Zucaritas) because it contained phrases subject to misleading minors...

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  • Mexico
    Decision · Administrative

    Federal Consumer Protection Agency v. Kellogg Company México, S. de R.L de C.V. (Choco Krispis)

    Oct. 4, 2011 After monitoring food advertisements on TV, the Federal Consumer Protection Agency questioned Kelogg Company Mexico's advertisement on one of their cereals (Choco Krispis) because it contained questionable statements regarding the...

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  • Colombia
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution establishing the technical regulation for nutritional labeling of prepackaged food (Resolution No. 333 of 2011)

    Feb. 15, 2011 Implementing article 10 of Law No. 1355 of 2009, this regulation establishes the conditions and requirements for nutritional back-of-pack labeling of prepackaged foods.

    • Labeling
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  • International
    Law · International norms

    Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food

    Dec. 26, 2011 The report shows how undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency and overnutrition are different dimensions of malnutrition that must be addressed to fully realize the right to food

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  • International
    Law · International norms

    Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases

    Sep. 19, 2011 To shed light on the global burden and threat of non-communicable diseases as one of the major challenges for development in the twenty-first century

    • MarketingContent regulationSchool EnvironmentFundamental Rights
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  • Mexico
    Law · Administrative Acts

    NOM-51 General labeling specifications for prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages – Commercial and health information

    Feb. 18, 2010 This administrative regulation (NORMA Oficial Mexicana) sets forth the commercial and health information requirements for the labeling of prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages.

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    Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foodstuffs

    Mar. 1, 2010 It prescribes minimum labelling requirements for all foodstuffs imported, sold, offered or prepackaged in South Africa

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    Resolution on the Regulation of Unhealthy Products Advertisement (Resolution No. 24 of 2010)

    Jun. 15, 2010 This resolution establishes requirements for marketing of foods considered to have high amounts of sugar, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, and beverages with low nutritional content.

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    Food and Nutrition Security Standards Decree

    Aug. 25, 2010 This decree provides regulations on law n. 11.346 of 2006, establishing the National Food and Nutrition Policy and the parameters for a national plan about food and nutritional security.

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  • International
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    WHO Set of recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children

    May. 21, 2010 To call for global action to reduce the impact of marketing of unhealthy foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children, and to facilitate the policy processes and mechanisms to reach this...

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  • Brazil
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    Law on the Provision of School Meals

    Jun. 16, 2009 This law provides some principles on the provision of school meals. It law amends Law No. 8.880 of June 9, 2004, Law No. 11.273 of February 6, 2006, Law No....

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  • Colombia
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    Law for Control, Care and Prevention of Obesity and related NCDs (Law No. 1355 of 2009)

    Oct. 14, 2009 To declare obesity and the non-communicable diseases associated with it a public health priority, and to adopt measures for its control, care, and prevention.

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  • Brazil
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    Law on the Prohibition of the Commercialization and Advertising of Products Related to Childhood Obesity in the Municipality of Niteroi

    Nov. 19, 2009 Law on the prohibition of the commercialization, acquisition, manufacturing, distribution, and advertising of products related to childhood obesity. This law has been amended by Law No. 3766 of 2023, and...

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  • Mexico
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    Law For The Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Eating Disorders in the Federal District

    Oct. 23, 2008 To provide a legal framework to develop mechanisms and tools to prevent and comprehensively address obesity, overweight and eating disorders, as well as to promote the adoption of correct eating...

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Instituto Brasilero de Defesa do Consumidor (IDEC) v. National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) (Case No. 5001408-12.2024.4.03.6100)Brazil DecisionJudicialFeb. 14 2024"Back-of-pack labeling, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/v-national-health-surveillance-agency-anvisa/A challenge by civil society against ANVISA's Regulation No. 819 of 2023 which postponed the implementation of front-of-pack warning labels in Brazil.
Herdez and others v. Government (Case No. 465/2022)Mexico DecisionJudicial2024"Advertising, Advertising in labeling, Children, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Fundamental Rights, Health warnings in points of sale, Labeling, Marketing, Right to food, Right to health, Right to information, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/herdez-alimentos-del-fuerte-mccormik-de-mexico-and-nutrisa-v-government/The constitutionality of the amendments to the General Health Law and to NOM-51 that adopted front-of-package warning labels for prepackaged food and beverages.
National Basic Food Basket (Decree No. 11.936 of 2024)Brazil LawAdministrative ActsMar. 05 2024"Fiscal Policies, Fundamental Rights, Right to food, Ultra-processed foods"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-basic-food-basket-decree-cesta-basica-alimentos-11936-of-2024/This decree establishes guidelines for the composition of the national basic food basket.
WHO Guideline: Fiscal policies to promote healthy dietsInternational LawInternational norms2024"Excise tax, Fiscal Policies, Subsidies, Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, Tax on sweetened beverages, Tax on unhealthy foods and beverages"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/who-guideline-fiscal-policies-to-promote-healthy-diets/This World Health Organization (WHO) guideline seeks to provide Member States with recommendations on policies to develop and implement new or to strengthen existing fiscal policies to promote healthy diets.
Law on the Prohibition of the Commercialization and Advertising of Ultraprocessed Products in the Municipality of Niterói (Law No. 2659 of 2009)Brazil LawLegislationJan. 06 2023"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Promotion, Sale in school premises, School Environment, Schools"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-on-the-prohibition-of-the-commercialization-and-advertising-of-ultraprocessed-products-in-the-municipality-of-niteroi/It amends the Law No. 2659 of 2009 that aims to prohibit the sale purchase manufacture distribution and advertising of products that contribute to childhood obesity
Law on the Childhood Obesity Prevention in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro (Law No. 7897 of 2023)Brazil LawLegislationJul. 12 2023"Sale in school premises, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-on-the-childhood-obesity-prevention-in-the-municipality-of-rio-de-janeiro/This law establishes actions to prevent childhood obesity in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro particularly with respect to sale of ultraprocessed foods in schools.
Juan Manuel Charry Urueña y Miryam Elfriede Anaya Sánchez v Colombia (Decision C-435-23)Colombia DecisionJudicialOct. 25 2023"Excise tax, Fiscal Policies, Right to food, Right to health, Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, Tax on unhealthy foods and beverages, Ultra-processed foods"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/decision-c-435-23/Whether the tax reform that introduced a tax on ultra-processed foods and ultra-processed sugary beverages (Law No. 2227 of 2022) violates the principles of equality freedom of enterprise and free competition.
Gasesosas Colombianas v Colombia (Opinion No. 010-2023)Colombia Regional DecisionJudicialJul. 25 2023"Claims on packaging, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/gasesosas-colombianas-v-republica-de-colombia/Whether Resolution 2492 de 2022 which adopts a front-of-pack labeling (FOPL) model in Colombia violates the norms of the Andean Community that require technical regulations to be adopted in a transparent manner and that they are no more restrictive than necessary to achieve a legitimate objective (Articles 5 6 and 8 of the Decision 827).
Adequate and Healthy Eating in the School Environment Standarts (Decree No. 11.821 of 2023)Brazil LawAdministrative ActsDec. 12 2023"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Nutrition education, Promotion, Sale in school premises, School Environment, Schools, Sponsorship, Ultra-processed foods"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/adequate-and-healthy-eating-in-the-school-environment-standarts-decree/The decree provides for the principles objectives strategic axes and guidelines to promote adequate and healthy eating in the school environment.
Brazilian Industry Association of Cookies Pasta Breads and Cakes Industrialized (ABIMAPI) v. National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) (Case No. 0021946-62.2011.4.01.3400)Brazil DecisionJudicialSep. 11 2023"Advertising, Marketing, Promotion, Sponsorship"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/brazilian-industry-association-of-cookies-pasta-breads-and-cakes-industrialized-abimapi-v-national-health-surveillance-agency-anvisa/Whether ANVISA had competence to issue Resolution No. 24 of 2010 which regulates the advertising of food and beverages with low nutritional value.
Food nutrition and the right to health – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to healthInternational LawInternational normsJul. 14 2023"Advertising, Children, Fiscal Policies, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Fundamental Rights, Labeling, Marketing, Right to food, Right to health, Right to information, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/food-nutrition-and-the-right-to-health-report-of-the-special-rapporteur/Using the frameworks of intersectionality anti-coloniality and anti-racism as well as existing international human rights laws and standards the Special Rapporteur examines how the lack of access to safe and nutritious food has an impact on growth development and quality of life across the life cycle.
Noncommunicable diseases and human rights in the Americas – Report of the Special Rapporteur on Economic Social Cultural and Environmental Rights of the Inter-American Commission on Human RightsRegional LawInternational normsAug. 23 2023"Fundamental Rights, Right to food, Right to health, Right to information, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/noncommunicable-diseases-and-human-rights-in-the-americas-a-report-by-the-special-rapporteur-on-economic-social-cultural-and-environmental-rights-of-the-inter-american-commission-on-human-rights/The report analyzes the relationship between the effective enjoyment of human rights and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Americas
WHO Guideline: Policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketingInternational LawInternational normsJul. 3 2023"Advertising, Children, Internet, Marketing, Promotion, Sponsorship"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/who-guideline-protect-children-from-the-harmful-impact-of-food-marketing/This guideline seeks to provide Member States with recommendations and implementation considerations on policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing.
Childhood Obesity Prevention Decree in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro (Decree No. 52.842 of 2023)Brazil LawAdministrative ActsJul. 11 2023"Sale in school premises, School Environment, School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/childhood-obesity-prevention-decree-in-the-municipality-of-rio-de-janeiro/The decree provides regulations on the Municipal Law No. 7987 of 2023 establishing actions to combat childhood obesity.
WHO guideline: Restricting digital marketing in the context of tobacco alcohol food and beverages and breast-milk substitutesInternational LawInternational norms2023"Advertising, Children, Internet, Marketing, Promotion, Radio, Social media, Sponsorship, TV"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/who-guideline-digital-marketing-tobacco-alcohol-food-beverages-breast-milk-substitutes/This WHO guideline addresses restrictions on marketing including digital marketing in the contexts of tobacco and nicotine products alcohol unhealthy foods and beverages and breast-milk substitutes.
Office of the Prosecutor of the State of Santa Catarina v. Empresa de Laticínios Tirol LTDA (pending)Brazil DecisionJudicial2022"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Promotion, Schools"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/office-of-the-prosecutor-of-the-state-of-santa-catarina-v-empresa-de-laticinios-tirol-ltda-2019/A public civil lawsuit [ação civil pública] due to a marketing campaign titled "Tirolzinho Transfoma" which promoted recycling competitions between schools and distributed products to schoolchildren.
Excise Tax on Sweetened Beverages – 2022Barbados LawProgrammatic documentsApr. 1 2022"Fiscal Policies, Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, Tax on sweetened beverages"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/excise-tax-on-sweetened-beverages-2022/The objective of the Excise Tax on Sweetened Beverages is to increase the rate of excise tax on sweetened beverages in an effort to reduce sugar consumption.
National School Nutrition PolicyJamaica LawProgrammatic documents2022"Marketing, Sale near school premises, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-school-nutrition-policy/This policy seeks to ensure that children entering Jamaican educational facilities are exposed to good nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
National School Nutrition PolicyBarbados LawProgrammatic documentsSep. 19 2022"Advertising, Children, Marketing, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-school-nutrition-policy-2/The National School Nutrition Policy of Barbados seeks to create healthy school environments that enhance student learning and are conducive to the development of healthy lifelong eating and activity behaviors through a multisectoral and integrated approach.
Colombian Parents’ Corporation of Mothers and Fathers Red PaPaz v. Ministry of Health (Case No. 25000234100020190106300)Colombia DecisionJudicialNov. 10 2022"Advertising, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Internet, Labeling, Marketing, Radio, Right to health, TV, Ultra-processed foods"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/colombian-parents-corporation-of-mothers-and-fathers-papaz-network-network-v-ministry-of-health-and-social-protection-and-others/Whether the lack of an appropriate regulatory framework on ultra-processed food products violate the collective right to health of consumers and particularly of children.
Law adopting a Tax Reform for Equality and Social Justice (Law No. 2277 of 2022)Colombia LawLegislationDec. 13 2022"Excise tax, Fiscal Policies, Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, Tax on unhealthy foods and beverages, Ultra-processed foods"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-adopting-a-tax-reform-for-equality-and-social-justice/This law reforms the country's tax structure to promote equality and social justice and adopts a tax on ultra-processed foods and ultra-processed sugary beverages
Resolution adopting technical criteria for front-of-pack nutritional labeling (Resolution No. 2492 of 2022)Colombia LawAdministrative ActsDec. 13 2022"Claims on packaging, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling, Ultra-processed foods"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/resolution-adopting-technical-criteria-for-front-of-pack-nutritional-labeling-partially-amending-resolution-810-of-210/This resolution modifies Resolution No. 810 of 2021 on technical regulation on front-of-pack nutritional labeling (FOPL).
Santa Clara S.A. de C.V. v. Government (pending)Mexico DecisionJudicial2022"Advertising, Advertising in labeling, Children, Content regulation, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Fundamental Rights, Health warnings in points of sale, Labeling, Marketing, Right to food, Right to health, Right to information, Rights of children, Trans fat content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/1633/In 2020 plaintiff filed an amparo measure against the Modification of the Mexican Official Norm that regulates the General labelling specifications for pre-packaged food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Carlos Mario Salgado Morales v Ministry of Health (Case No. 25000-23-41-000-2022-00942-01)Colombia DecisionJudicialOct. 27 2022"Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/carlos-mario-salgado-morales-v-ministry-of-health-and-social-protection/Whether the technical parameters on front-of-pack labeling (FOPL) established by Resolution No. 810 of 2021 comply with the requirements laid out in Law No. 2120 of 2021 and specifically that they are "based on the best scientific evidence available and free of conflict of interest".
Technical Note on Food Sales in Public Schools participating in National School Meals Program (Technical note No. 2974175/2022/COSAN/CGPAE/DIRAE)Brazil LawProgrammatic documentsNov. 08 2022"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Promotion, Sale in school premises, School Environment, School meals, Schools, Ultra-processed foods"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/technical/This technical note offers a comprehensive overview and general guidelines on food sales in public elementary and secondary schools enrolled in the National School Meals Program [Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (PNAE)].
National School Nutrition StandardsJamaica LawProgrammatic documents2021"Marketing, Sale in school premises, Sale near school premises, Sale through vending machines, School Environment, School meals, Schools"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-school-nutrition-standards/These Standards seek to define the types of foods and beverages which are restricted ensure that nourishing food is served more frequently and improve the nutrient quality of school meals.
Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasts v. Legislative Assembly of the State of BahiaBrazil DecisionJudicialMar. 25 2021"Advertising, Children, Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/brazilian-association-of-radio-and-television-broadcasts-associacao-brasileira-de-emissoras-de-radio-e-televisao-v-legislative-assembly-of-the-state-of-bahia-assembleia-legislativa-do-estado-da-ba/A direct action of unconstitutionality against a state law from the Legislative Assembly of the State of Bahia [Assembleia Legislativa do Estado da Bahia] prohibiting advertisement targeted at children of foods and beverages with low nutritional value and high in sugar saturated fats or sodium.
Law for Promotion of Healthy Food Environments and NCD Prevention (Law No. 2120 of 2021)Colombia LawLegislationJul. 30 2021"Claims on packaging, Free safe water, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling, Nutrition education, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-for-promotion-of-healthy-food-environments-and-ncd-prevention/Also known as "Ley Comida Chatarra" this law seeks to adopt effective measures that promote healthy food environments guaranteeing the basic right to health especially for children and adolescents with the aim of preventing the emergence of NCDs.
Resolution adopting technical criteria for front-of-pack nutritional labeling (Resolution No. 810 of 2021)Colombia LawAdministrative ActsJun. 16 2021"Front-of-pack nutritional labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/resolution-adopting-technical-criteria-for-front-of-pack-nutritional-labeling/This resolution adopts technical criteria for front-of-pack nutritional labeling (FOPL). Following the adoption of Law No. 2120 of 2021 and litigation by civil society organizations it has been substantially amended by Resolution No. 2492 of 2022.
General comment No. 25 (2021) on children’s rights in relation to the digital environmentInternational LawInternational normsMar. 2 2021"Children, Fundamental Rights, Internet, Marketing, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/general-comment-on-childrens-rights-in-relation-to-the-digital-environment/The General Comment provides guidance on legislative policy and other measures to promote respect and fulfill all children's rights in the digital environment.
Technical Note on Conflicts of Interests in National School Meals Program (Technical note No. 3228950/2022/COSAN/CGPAE/DIRAE)Brazil LawProgrammatic documents2021"Procurement policies, School Environment, School meals, Ultra-processed foods"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/conflicts-of-interests-in-pnae-technical-note-no-3228950-2022-cosan-cgpae/This technical note aims to promote the identification and prevention of conflicts of interest in the implementation of the National School Meals Program [Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (PNAE)].
Resolution on Pre-packaged Foods Nutritional Labeling (RDC 429 of 2020)Brazil LawAdministrative ActsOct. 8 2020"Back-of-pack labeling, Claims on packaging, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/rdc-no-429-of-october-8-2020/This resolution regulates nutritional claims and front-of-pack nutritional labeling in pre-packaged food.
Resolution on National School Meals Program and the Direct Financial Resources in School Program (Resolution No. 6 of 2020)Brazil LawAdministrative ActsDec. 5 2020"Nutrition education, School Environment, School meals, Ultra-processed foods"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/resolution-no-6-of-may-8-2020/The resolution modifies the guidelines for the allocation of the funds of the National School Meals Program [Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar PNAE] relying on the NOVA food classification system.
Sadia S.A. v. Consumer Protection Agency of the State of Sao Paulo – 2020Brazil DecisionJudicial2020"Advertising, Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/sadia-s-a-v-consumer-protection-agency-of-the-state-of-sao-paulo-2020/A lawsuit questioning the legality of a fine issued against Sadia S.A. for a marketing campaign that targeted children.
National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases – 2020-2025Barbados LawProgrammatic documents2020"Nutrition education, School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-strategic-plan-for-the-prevention-and-control-of-non-communicable-diseases-2020-2025/The National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases provides an action plan to address the four main non-communicable diseases of cardiovascular diseases diabetes cancer and chronic respiratory diseases as well as the four main risk factors of unhealthy diet physical inactivity harmful use of alcohol and tobacco use.
Equal Education and Others v. Minister of Basic Education and OthersSouth Africa DecisionJudicialJul. 17 2020"Fundamental Rights, Right to food, Right to health, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/equal-education-and-others-v-minister-of-basic-education-and-others-2021/Whether the Minister of Basic Education had a constitutional and statutory obligation to provide daily nutritious meals to learners who qualified for the school nutrition program.
Amendment to NOM-51 – Front-of-Pack Labeling (Warning Labels) (2020)Mexico LawAdministrative ActsMar. 27 2020"Advertising in labeling, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/nom-051-scfi-ssa1-2010-general-labelling-specifications-for-pre-packaged-food-and-non-alcoholic-beverages-commercial-and-sanitary-information/This administrative regulation (NORMA Oficial Mexicana) amends NOM-51. It introduces a front-of-pack labeling model based on warning labels effectively repealing the 2014 amendment to NOM-51. Moreover it introduces advertising restrictions.
Desde el Corazón del Fruto S.A. de C.V. v GovernmentMexico DecisionJudicial2020"Advertising, Advertising in labeling, Children, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Fundamental Rights, Health warnings in points of sale, Labeling, Marketing, Right to food, Right to health, Right to information, Trans fat content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/desde-el-corazon-del-fruto-s-a-de-c-v-v-government/In 2020 plaintiff filed an amparo measure against the Amendment to NOM-51 that adopted front-of-package warning labels for prepackaged food and beverages.
Red Papaz v. Caracol Televisión S.A. and RCN Televisión S.A. (Decision T-145/19)Colombia DecisionJudicialApr. 2 2019"Children, Marketing, Ultra-processed foods"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/red-papaz-v-tv-stations-2018/Whether the censorship of the communication campaign "Don’t eat any more lies” ("No Comas Más Mentiras") by the tv channels Caracol Televisión S.A. and RCN Televisión S.A. was in violation of the fundamental rights to freedom of expression information and equality as well as children's right to receive adequate information to take decisions to protect their right to a balanced diet health and life.
El Poder del Consumidor v. GovernmentMexico DecisionJudicialMay. 8 2019"Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/el-poder-del-consumidor-v-government-2015/El Poder del Consumidor (EPC) filed an unconstitutionality claim challenging the Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) labeling model in Mexico. After a positive decision in the first instance the case was taken by the Supreme Court.
Amendments to the General Health Law – Overweight Obesity and Labeling of Prepackaged Foods and Beverages (2019)Mexico LawAdministrative ActsNov. 8 2019"Back-of-pack labeling, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/amendments-to-the-general-health-law-overweight-obesity-and-labeling-of-prepackaged-foods-and-beverages-2019/To add provisions on overweight obesity and labeling of prepackaged food and beverages to the General Health Law (1984)
Brazilian Food Industry Association (ABIA) v. National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) (Case No. 1013249-88.2018.4.01.3400)Brazil DecisionJudicialJul. 24 2018"Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/brazilian-food-industry-association-abia-v-national-health-surveillance-agency-anvisa-2018-rotulagem-frontal/An injunction filed against ANVISA due to their denial to postpone the deadline of the public consultation on the front-of-pack nutritional labeling ("rotulagem frontal") measures.
Consumer Protection Agency of the State of Paraná v. Danone LTDABrazil DecisionAdministrativeApr. 12 2018"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Promotion"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/consumer-protection-agency-of-the-state-of-parana-v-danone-2017/An administrative decision imposing a fine on Danone due to a marketing campaign that targeted children.
Interim Guidelines for Beverages in SchoolsJamaica LawProgrammatic documentsNov. 2018"Sale near school premises, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/interim-guidelines-for-beverages-in-schools/These Guidelines seek to address the increasing rates of overweight and obesity in Jamaica and particularly in the adolescent population.
Law on Advertising of Food to Children in Basic Education Establishments in the State of BahiaBrazil LawLegislationDec. 27 2018"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Schools"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/1272/The law amends the previous law No. 13.582 of 2016 to regulate food advertising targeted at children in basic education establishments.
Political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseasesInternational LawInternational normsOct. 17 2018"Content regulation, Fiscal Policies, Fundamental Rights, Marketing, Right to health, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/political-declaration-of-the-third-high-level-meeting-of-the-general-assembly-on-the-prevention-and-control-of-non-communicable-diseases/To accelerate the response to address non-communicable diseases for the health and well-being of present and future generations.
Educar Consumers v. Superintendence of Industry and Trade (Decision T-543/17)Colombia DecisionJudicialAug. 25 2017"Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/educar-consumidores-and-dejusticia-v-sic-superintendence-of-industry-and-trade-2017/Whether the resolution issued by the Superintendence of Industry and Trade to stop a public health campaign on the risks of sugar-sweetened beverages was in violation of the rights of freedom of speech information and due process.<br />
Dejusticia v. Postobón (Guajira campaign)Colombia DecisionAdministrative2017"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Promotion"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/de-justicia-v-postobon-2017/To clarify the legal framework and limits regarding corporate social responsibility campaigns for unhealthy foods.
Alimentos Del Fuerte S.A. v. Ministry of EducationMexico DecisionJudicialJan. 18 2017"Marketing, Schools"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/alimentos-del-fuerte-s-a-v-ministry-of-education-2016/A food company Del Fuerte filed a petition against the Ministry of Health and Education to challenge the ban on the sale of junk food established in schools.
Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws ActSouth Africa LawLegislationDec. 12 2017"Fiscal Policies, Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/act-no-14-2017/This law imposes a levy on sugary beverages as well as excise and customs duties on some raw materials for the manufacturing of beverages.
Food Based Dietary Guidelines for BarbadosBarbados LawProgrammatic documents2017"School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/food-based-dietary-guidelines-for-barbados/These Guidelines set out a national framework for nutrition in Barbados and aim to encourage healthy eating habits and to promote active lifestyles for the prevention and management of chronic nutrition-related diseases.
Dr. Oetker Brasil Ltda v. Consumer Protection Agency of the State of Sao PauloBrazil DecisionJudicial2017"Advertising, Children, Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/dr-oetker-brasil-ltda-v-consumer-protection-agency-of-the-state-of-sao-paulo-2017/A lawsuit questioning the legality of a fine issued against Dr. Oetker Brasil Ltda as a punishment for promoting a marketing campaign that targeted children.
National Food and Nutrition Security PlanSouth Africa LawProgrammatic documentsNov. 7 2017"Right to food, Right to health, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-food-and-nutrition-security-plan/The National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan (NFNSP) 2018-2023 describes how South Africa will combat the silent crisis of malnutrition and reverse its growth in the next 15 years. It identifies the school nutrition programme as a key intervention for combating short term hunger amongst children.
Office of the Prosecutor of the State of Sao Paulo v. Pandurata Alimentos LTDA (Case No. 1.558.086/SP)Brazil DecisionJudicialMar. 10 2016"Advertising, Children, Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/office-of-the-prosecutor-of-the-state-of-sao-paulo-v-pandurata-alimentos-ltda-bauducco-2016/A public civil lawsuit [ação civil pública] due to abusive marketing targeting children and "product tying" (the practice of selling one product or service as a mandatory addition to the purchase of a different product or service).
El Poder del Consumidor v. Coca ColaMexico DecisionAdministrativeApr. 28 2016"Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/el-poder-del-consumidor-v-coca-cola-2015/El Poder de Consumidor filed a complaint against Coca Cola due to the advertisement of product Sidral Mundet. The Federal Consumer Protection Agency [Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor - PROFECO] requested the slogan to be removed.
Law on Public Policies for Early ChildhoodBrazil LawLegislationMar. 8 2016"Fundamental Rights, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-13-257-2016/This law establishes public policies for early childhood and amends Law No. 8.069 of July 13 1990 (Child and Adolescent Statute [Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente]) Decree-Law No. 3.689 of October 3 1941 (Code of Criminal Procedure [Código de Processo Penal]) the Consolidation of Labor Laws [Consolidação das Leis Trabalhistas (CLT)] approved by Decree-Law No. 5.452 of May 1 1943 Law No. 11.770 of September 9 2008 and Law No. 12.662 of June 5 2012.
National Operational Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Obesity in Children and Adolescents in Jamaica (2016-2020)Jamaica LawProgrammatic documentsJun. 2016"Fiscal Policies, Labeling, Marketing, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-operational-action-plan-for-the-prevention-and-control-of-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents-in-jamaica-2016-2020/The National Operational Plan of Action seeks to operationalize the obesity prevention activities of the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs).
Consumer Protection Agency of the State of Mato Grosso v. Bayer S.A.Brazil DecisionAdministrative2016"Children, Claims on packaging, Internet, Labeling, Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/consumer-protection-agency-of-the-state-of-mato-grosso-v-bayer-s-a-2016/Administrative decision issuing a fine against Bayer S.A. due to a marketing campaign that targeted children.
Office of the Federal Prosecutor v. National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)Brazil DecisionJudicialSep. 27 2016"Advertising in labeling, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/office-of-the-federal-prosecutor-v-national-health-surveillance-agency-anvisa-2016/A public civil lawsuit [ação civil pública] against the National Health Surveillance Agency [Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)] due to irregularities on the labels of light and diet products .
Associação Nacional de Defesa da Cidadania e do Consumidor (Anadec) v. Vinícola Perini &#8211; 2016Brazil DecisionJudicial2016"Advertising in labeling, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/associacao-nacional-de-defesa-da-cidadania-e-do-consumidor-anadec-v-vinicola-perini-2016/A public civil lawsuit [ação civil pública] affirming the legality of the absence of information on sodium and calories contents on the labels of wine bottles.
Law on Regulation of Advertising of Food to Children in the State of BahiaBrazil LawLegislationSep. 14 2016"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Schools"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/13-582/Law regulating advertising targeted at children
Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to foodInternational LawInternational normsAug. 3 2016"Advertising, Children, Fiscal Policies, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Fundamental Rights, Increased sales tax, Labeling, Marketing, Right to food, Sale in school premises, Sale near school premises, Sale through vending machines, School Environment, School meals, Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, Tax on unhealthy foods and beverages"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/interim-report-of-the-special-rapporteur-on-the-right-to-food/The report reiterates the importance of a rights-based approach to “adequate food” and highlights that unhealthy diets are a form of malnutrition
Several Industries v. GovernmentMexico DecisionJudicial2015"Fiscal Policies"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/several-industries-v-government-2015/After a tax increase on processed foods and industrialized sugar-sweetened beverages in 2014 the industry challenged the constitutionality of the tax.<br /> The law's constitutionality was held in a series of five continuous cases from different companies:<br /> 1. Desde el Corazón del Fruto S.A. de C.V.<br /> 2. Compañía Embotelladora del Fuerte S. de R.L. de C.V.<br /> 3. Embotelladora y Distribuidora GEPP S.A. de C.V.<br /> 4. Yoli de Acapulco S.A. de C.V.<br /> 5. Leche Bell S.A. de C.V.
Excise Tax (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations &#8211; 2017Barbados LawAdministrative ActsAug. 1 2015"Fiscal Policies, Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/s-i-2017-no-77/The Regulations imposed an ad valorem excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.
Nutritious and Healthy Foods in Schools Nutritional and Practical Guidelines for BarbadosBarbados LawProgrammatic documents2015"School Environment, School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/nutritious-and-healthy-foods-in-schools-nutritional-and-practical-guidelines-for-barbados/These Guidelines aim to provide clear evidence-based information about the relationship between good nutrition physical activity and its impact on the health and development of children and young people as well as to provide nutrient-based standards which can be used to develop suitable menus so that healthy food and drinks can be offered in schools and to encourage schools to develop and implement food policies which promote healthy eating throughout the school.
Food Based Dietary Guidelines for JamaicaJamaica LawProgrammatic documents2015"School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/food-based-dietary-guidelines-for-jamaica/These guidelines aim to promote healthy behaviors and practices that will help the population aged two years and older to make healthy food choices.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals)International LawInternational normsOct. 21 2015"Fundamental Rights, Right to health"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/transforming-our-world-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development/The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a comprehensive and far-reaching plan for Sustainable Development Goals
General Guidelines for the Sale and Distribution of Food and Beverages for Consumption in SchoolsMexico LawProgrammatic documentsMay. 16 2014"Sale in school premises, School Environment, School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/general-guidelines-for-the-sale-and-distribution-of-food-and-beverages-for-consumption-in-schools/The purpose of the regulation is to promote healthy nutrition in public schools.
Resolution on Advertising and Marketing Communication to Children and Adolescents (Resolution No. 163 of 2014)Brazil LawAdministrative ActsMar. 13 2014"Advertising, Children, Internet, Marketing, Promotion, Radio, Schools, Sponsorship, TV"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/rdc-163-2014/This resolution establishes criteria that make advertising and marketing practices targeted at children and adolescents abusive.
National School Nutrition Programme Guidelines for Tuck Shop OperatorsSouth Africa LawProgrammatic documentsFeb. 21 2014"Sale in school premises"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-school-nutrition-programme-guidelines-for-tuck-shop-operators/Guideline to promote the availability of healthy food alternatives from school tuck shops in school premises
Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian PopulationBrazil LawProgrammatic documents2014"Fundamental Rights, Right to food, Right to health, Ultra-processed foods"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/dietary-guidelines-for-the-brazilian-population/This document establishes principles and recommendations for an adequate and healthy diet for Brazilian population and introduces the concept of ultra-processed foods.
Amendment to NOM-51 &#8211; Front of Pack Labeling (Guidelines Daily Amounts) (2014)Mexico LawAdministrative ActsJul. 25 2014"Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/amendment-to-nom-51-front-of-pack-labeling-guidelines-daily-amounts/This administrative regulation amends NOM-51 to mandate the adoption of a front-of-pack labeling model based on the guidelines daily amount (GDA)
Amendments to the General Health Law &#8211; Advertising (2014)Mexico LawAdministrative ActsFeb. 14 2014"Advertising, Children, Marketing, TV"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/decree-by-which-various-provisions-of-the-regulation-of-the-general-health-law-on-advertising-are-amended-added-and-repealed/To restrict advertising of prepackaged foods and beverages in order to protect public health and the best interest of the child.
Unhealthy foods non-communicable diseases and the right to health &#8211; Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to healthInternational LawInternational normsApr. 1 2014"Advertising, Children, Fiscal Policies, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Fundamental Rights, Labeling, Marketing, Nutrition education, Procurement policies, Right to food, Right to health, School Environment, Subsidies, Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/unhealthy-foods-non-communicable-diseases-and-the-right-to-health-report-of-the-special-rapporteur-on-the-right-to-health/In this report the Special Rapporteur highlights the link between unhealthy foods and diet-related non-communicable diseases underscoring the urgent need for States to address structural changes in the food environment which negatively impact individuals’ enjoyment of the right to adequate and nutritious food – an underlying determinant of the right to health
Outcome document of the second high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on non-communicable diseasesInternational LawInternational normsJul. 10 2014"Fiscal Policies, Labeling, Marketing, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/outcome-document-of-the-second-high-level-meeting-of-the-united-nations-general-assembly-on-non-communicable-diseases/To take stock of the progress since the first high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases in 2011 reaffirm and strengthen the commitments.
National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Overweight Obesity and DiabetesMexico LawProgrammatic documentsOct. 2013"Labeling, Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-strategy-for-the-prevention-and-control-of-overweight-obesity-and-diabetes/The strategy arises due to the magnitude and frequency with which the population suffers from overweight obesity and other NCDs which cause very high levels of expenditure in the health system.
Resolution on the Consumption of Salt or SodiumBrazil LawAdministrative ActsApr. 24 2013"Content regulation, Sodium content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/rdc-24-2013/This resolution regulates the content of iodine allowed in salt intended for human consumption.
Regulations Relating to the Reduction of Sodium in Certain Foodstuffs and Related MattersSouth Africa LawAdministrative ActsMar. 20 2013"Content regulation, Sodium content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/no-r-214/Regulation of sodium content for certain foods in South Africa.
Food and Nutrition Security PolicyJamaica LawProgrammatic documentsMar. 2013"Right to food, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/food-and-nutrition-security-policy/This policy provides strategies actions and a framework for addressing the critical issues of food and nutrition security.
National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in Jamaica 2013-2018Jamaica LawProgrammatic documents2013"Fiscal Policies, Marketing, School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-strategic-and-action-plan-for-the-prevention-and-control-of-non-communicable-diseases-in-jamaica-2013-2018/This strategic and action plan aims to "provide a framework and road map for national action to combat non-communicable diseases and injuries and their risk factors in Jamaica within the context of the socioeconomic cultural and development agenda".
General comment No. 15 (2013) on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health (art. 24)International LawInternational normsApr. 17 2013"Advertising, Children, Fundamental Rights, Marketing, Nutrition education, Rights of children, Sale in school premises, School Environment, School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/general-comment-on-the-right-of-the-child-to-the-enjoyment-of-the-highest-attainable-standard-of-health-art-24/The General Comment provides guidance and support to States parties and other duty bearers in respecting protecting and fulfilling children’s right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health
Global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013-2030International LawInternational normsMay. 27 2013"Advertising, Children, Content regulation, Fiscal Policies, Fundamental Rights, Labeling, Marketing, School Environment, Sodium content, Subsidies, Trans fat content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/global-action-plan-for-the-prevention-and-control-of-noncommunicable-diseases-2013-2020/The WHO Global Action Plan on NCDs operationalizes the commitments made in the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases recognizing the primary role and responsibility of governments in responding to the challenge of NCDs
Resolution on Technical Regulation on Complementary Nutritional InformationBrazil LawAdministrative ActsNov. 12 2012"Claims on packaging, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/rdc-54-201/This resolution incorporates Mercosur Resolution No. 01/2012 standards on complementary nutritional labeling of packaged foods regulating it.
Statute on Consumer Rights (Law No. 1480 of 2011)Colombia LawLegislationOct. 12 2011"Marketing, Right to information"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/statute-on-consumer-rights/The law seeks to protect and promote the rights of consumers.
Regulations Relating to Trans-Fat in FoodstuffsSouth Africa LawAdministrative ActsFeb. 17 2011"Content regulation, Trans fat content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/no-r-127/Regulation of trans-fat content in food in South Africa
Ordinance on National Food and Nutrition PolicyBrazil LawAdministrative ActsNov. 17 2011"Fundamental Rights, Labeling, Right to food, Right to health, Right to information"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-food-and-nutrition-policy/This ordinance establishes guidelines for improve food conditions nutrition and health of the Brazilian population aimed at promoting adequate and healthy food practices food surveillance and nutrition preventing and caring of diseases related to food and nutrition.
Federal Consumer Protection Agency v. Kellogg Company México S. de R.L de C.V. (Zucaritas)Mexico DecisionAdministrativeSep. 28 2011"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Promotion, TV"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/federal-consumer-protection-agency-v-kellogg-company-mexico-s-de-r-l-de-c-v/After monitoring food advertisements on TV the Federal Consumer Protection Agency questioned Kelogg Company Mexico's advertisement on one of their cereals (Zucaritas) because it contained phrases subject to misleading minors regarding energy requirements and sources.
Federal Consumer Protection Agency v. Kellogg Company México S. de R.L de C.V. (Choco Krispis)Mexico DecisionAdministrativeOct. 4 2011"Advertising, Children, TV"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/federal-consumer-protection-agency-v-kellogg-company-mexico-s-de-r-l-de-c-v-2/After monitoring food advertisements on TV the Federal Consumer Protection Agency questioned Kelogg Company Mexico's advertisement on one of their cereals (Choco Krispis) because it contained questionable statements regarding the nutrients of the cereal.
Resolution establishing the technical regulation for nutritional labeling of prepackaged food (Resolution No. 333 of 2011)Colombia LawAdministrative ActsFeb. 15 2011"Back-of-pack labeling, Claims on packaging, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/resolution-establishing-the-technical-regulation-for-nutritional-labeling-of-prepackaged-food/Implementing article 10 of Law No. 1355 of 2009 this regulation establishes the conditions and requirements for nutritional back-of-pack labeling of prepackaged foods.
Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the right to foodInternational LawInternational normsDec. 26 2011"Advertising, Children, Fiscal Policies, Fundamental Rights, Marketing, Procurement policies, Right to food, School Environment, Subsidies, Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, Tax on unhealthy foods and beverages"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/report-submitted-by-the-united-nations-special-rapporteur-on-the-right-to-food/The report shows how undernutrition micronutrient deficiency and overnutrition are different dimensions of malnutrition that must be addressed to fully realize the right to food
Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable DiseasesInternational LawInternational normsSep. 19 2011"Children, Content regulation, Marketing, Nutrition education, Right to health, School Environment, Sodium content, Trans fat content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/political-declaration-of-the-high-level-meeting-of-the-general-assembly-on-the-prevention-and-control-of-non-communicable-diseases/To shed light on the global burden and threat of non-communicable diseases as one of the major challenges for development in the twenty-first century
NOM-51 General labeling specifications for prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages &#8211; Commercial and health informationMexico LawAdministrative ActsFeb. 18 2010"Back-of-pack labeling, Claims on packaging, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/general-labeling-specifications-for-prepackaged-food-and-non-alcoholic-beverages-commercial-and-health-information/This administrative regulation (NORMA Oficial Mexicana) sets forth the commercial and health information requirements for the labeling of prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of FoodstuffsSouth Africa LawAdministrative ActsMar. 1 2010"Advertising in labeling, Claims on packaging, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/no-32975/It prescribes minimum labelling requirements for all foodstuffs imported sold offered or prepackaged in South Africa
Resolution on the Regulation of Unhealthy Products Advertisement (Resolution No. 24 of 2010)Brazil LawAdministrative ActsJun. 15 2010"Advertising, Children, Internet, Marketing, Promotion, Radio, Sponsorship, TV"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/rdc-24-2010/This resolution establishes requirements for marketing of foods considered to have high amounts of sugar saturated fat trans fat sodium and beverages with low nutritional content.
Food and Nutrition Security Standards DecreeBrazil LawLegislationAug. 25 2010"Fundamental Rights, Right to food, Right to health"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/food-and-nutrition-security-standards-decree/This decree provides regulations on law n. 11.346 of 2006 establishing the National Food and Nutrition Policy and the parameters for a national plan about food and nutritional security.
WHO Set of recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to childrenInternational LawInternational normsMay. 21 2010"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Promotion, Schools, Sponsorship"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/who-set-of-recommendations-on-the-marketing-of-foods-and-non-alcoholic-beverages-to-children/To call for global action to reduce the impact of marketing of unhealthy foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children and to facilitate the policy processes and mechanisms to reach this aim
Law on the Provision of School MealsBrazil LawLegislationJun. 16 2009"Nutrition education, School Environment, School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-no-11-947/This law provides some principles on the provision of school meals. It law amends Law No. 8.880 of June 9 2004 Law No. 11.273 of February 6 2006 Law No. 11.507 of July 20 2007 and repeals Law No. 8.913 of July 12 1994. It has been subsequently amended by Law 12.695 of 25 July 2012.
Law for Control Care and Prevention of Obesity and related NCDs (Law No. 1355 of 2009)Colombia LawLegislationOct. 14 2009"Advertising, Children, Content regulation, Labeling, Marketing, Nutrition education, School Environment, School meals, Trans fat content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-1355-from-2009/To declare obesity and the non-communicable diseases associated with it a public health priority and to adopt measures for its control care and prevention.
Law on the Prohibition of the Commercialization and Advertising of Products Related to Childhood Obesity in the Municipality of NiteroiBrazil LawLegislationNov. 19 2009"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Promotion, Sale in school premises, School Environment, Schools"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-on-the-prohibition-of-the-commercialization-and-advertising-of-products-related-to-childhood-obesity-in-the-municipality-of-niteroi/Law on the prohibition of the commercialization acquisition manufacturing distribution and advertising of products related to childhood obesity. This law has been amended by Law No. 3766 of 2023 and the changes are reflected in the text.
Law For The Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Eating Disorders in the Federal DistrictMexico LawLegislationOct. 23 2008"Marketing, Sale in school premises, School Environment, Schools"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-obesity-and-eating-disorders-in-mexico-city/To provide a legal framework to develop mechanisms and tools to prevent and comprehensively address obesity overweight and eating disorders as well as to promote the adoption of correct eating and nutrition habits.