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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.

    • Labeling
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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    • Marketing
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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.

    • School Environment
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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
    • 1
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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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  • 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...

    • Marketing
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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 No. )

    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
    • 2
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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
    • 3
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  • Brazil
    Decision · Judicial

    Brazilian Food Industry Association (ABIA) v. National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)

    Jul. 24, 2018 An injunction filed against ANVISA due to their denial to postpone the deadline of the public consultation on the front of packaging labeling (FOPL) measures.

    • Labeling
    • 1
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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
    • 4
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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.

    • Marketing
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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
    • 3
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  • Brazil
    Decision · Judicial

    Office of the Prosecutor of the State of Sao Paulo v. Pandurata Alimentos LTDA

    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
    • 9
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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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  • 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
    • 2
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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
    • 2
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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
    • 1
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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

    • Marketing
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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
    • 1
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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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  • 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.

    • Content regulation
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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.

    • Labeling
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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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  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution on the Regulation of Food 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.

    • Marketing
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  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    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.

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    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....

    • School Environment
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  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    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...

    • MarketingSchool Environment
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  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Ordinance on Preventing Obesity

    Jun. 28, 2007 This ordinance establishes guidelines for health care aimed at preventing obesity and helping those who suffer it.

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    Law on National Food and Nutritional Security System (Law No. 11.346 of 2006)

    Sep. 15, 2006 This law establishes principles, guidelines and definitions on the human right to food.

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Ordinance on the Protomotion of Healthy Diets in the School Enviroment

    May. 08, 2006 This ordinance establishes guidelines for promoting healthy diets in early childhood as well as in elementary and high schools.

    • School Environment
    • Compare
  • Brazil
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution on Technical Regulation for Packaged Food Labelling

    Sep. 20, 2002 This resolution incorporates into domestic legislation the Mercosur Resolutions GMC No. 06/94 and 02/21 on mandatory and optional labeling of packaged foods.

    • Labeling
    • 2
    • Compare
  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    Consumer Defense Code (Law No. 8.078 of 1990)

    Sep. 11, 1990 This law establishes rules of consumer protection and defense, public order and social interest in accordance with articles 5, items XXXII, 170, item V of the Brazilian Federal Constitution and...

    • MarketingLabeling
    • 1
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  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    Child and Adolescent Statute

    Jul. 13, 1990 This law establishes a protection regime for children and adolescents, which includes norms on family and community life (education, sport, and culture), guardianship, adoption, among other rights.

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    Law on the Conditions for the Promotion, Protection and Recovery of Health

    Sep. 19, 1990 This law establishes general principles and guidelines on the health system, and the conditions for the promotion, protection, and recovery of health. Implementation and control mechanisms are coordinated between the...

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Brazil
    Law · Constitutions

    Constitution of Brazil

    Oct. 05, 1988 The 1988 Constitution of Brazil establishes that education, health, the childhood protection, and the right to food are social rights.

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Brazil
    Law · Legislation

    Basic Food Standards Decree-Law

    Oct. 21, 1969 This decree provides regulations on the format of nutritional labeling of packaged foods.

    • Labeling
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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.
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-no-11-936-of-2024/This decree establishes guidelines for the composition of the national basic food basket.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)].
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.
Technical Note on Conflicts of Interests in National School Meals Program (Technical note No. 3228950/2022/COSAN/CGPAE/DIRAE No. )Brazil LawProgrammatic documents2021"Procurement policies, School Environment, School meals, Ultra-processed foods"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/technical-note-on-conflicts-of-interests-in-national-school-meals-program-technical-note-no-3228950-2022-cosan-cgpae-dirae-no/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.
Brazilian Food Industry Association (ABIA) v. National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)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/An injunction filed against ANVISA due to their denial to postpone the deadline of the public consultation on the front of packaging labeling (FOPL) 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.
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.
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.
Office of the Prosecutor of the State of Sao Paulo v. Pandurata Alimentos LTDABrazil 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).
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.
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 – 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Resolution on the Regulation of Food 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.
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 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.
Ordinance on Preventing ObesityBrazil LawAdministrative ActsJun. 28 2007"Fundamental Rights, Right to health"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/ordinance-no-1569-2007/This ordinance establishes guidelines for health care aimed at preventing obesity and helping those who suffer it.
Law on National Food and Nutritional Security System (Law No. 11.346 of 2006)Brazil LawLegislationSep. 15 2006"Fundamental Rights, Right to food, Right to health, Right to information"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-food-and-nutrition-security-system/This law establishes principles guidelines and definitions on the human right to food.
Ordinance on the Protomotion of Healthy Diets in the School EnviromentBrazil LawAdministrative ActsMay. 08 2006"Nutrition education, Sale in school premises, Sale near school premises, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/ordinance-on-the-protomotion-of-healthy-diets-in-the-school-enviroment/This ordinance establishes guidelines for promoting healthy diets in early childhood as well as in elementary and high schools.
Resolution on Technical Regulation for Packaged Food LabellingBrazil LawAdministrative ActsSep. 20 2002"Back-of-pack labeling, Claims on packaging, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/rdc-259-2002/This resolution incorporates into domestic legislation the Mercosur Resolutions GMC No. 06/94 and 02/21 on mandatory and optional labeling of packaged foods.
Consumer Defense Code (Law No. 8.078 of 1990)Brazil LawLegislationSep. 11 1990"Advertising, Internet, Labeling, Marketing, Promotion, Sponsorship"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-no-8-078-of-september-11-1990/This law establishes rules of consumer protection and defense public order and social interest in accordance with articles 5 items XXXII 170 item V of the Brazilian Federal Constitution and article 48 of its Transitional Provisions.
Child and Adolescent StatuteBrazil LawLegislationJul. 13 1990"Fundamental Rights, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-no-8069-1990/This law establishes a protection regime for children and adolescents which includes norms on family and community life (education sport and culture) guardianship adoption among other rights.
Law on the Conditions for the Promotion Protection and Recovery of HealthBrazil LawLegislationSep. 19 1990"Fundamental Rights, Right to health"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-8080-1990/This law establishes general principles and guidelines on the health system and the conditions for the promotion protection and recovery of health. Implementation and control mechanisms are coordinated between the national and local levels.
Constitution of BrazilBrazil LawConstitutionsOct. 05 1988"Fundamental Rights, Right to food, Right to health, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/constitution-of-brazil/The 1988 Constitution of Brazil establishes that education health the childhood protection and the right to food are social rights.
Basic Food Standards Decree-LawBrazil LawLegislationOct. 21 1969"Claims on packaging, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/decree-law-986-1969/This decree provides regulations on the format of nutritional labeling of packaged foods.