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  • Colombia · Regional · 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...

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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).

    • Labeling
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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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  • 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

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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...

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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 Rights
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  • Colombia · Law · Programmatic documents

    National Guidelines for the Implementation and Development of Healthy Environment Strategies

    Dec. 2006 The guidelines were created to contribute to the creation of a sustainable environment through coordinated action, that allows for the adequate development of children, young people, families and communities in...

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  • Colombia · Law · Legislation

    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.

    • MarketingContent regulationLabelingSchool Environment
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  • Colombia · Law · Constitutions

    Constitution of Colombia

    Jul. 20, 1991 The Constitution of Colombia regulates the organization of the State, and provides a Bill of Rights with provisions relevant for diet and health.

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Colombia · Law · Legislation

    Law on Resources and Competences for the Provision of Education and Health Services (Law No. 715 of 2001)

    Dec. 21, 2001 The law allocates responsibilities for the provision of health and education services, including food catering services.

    • School Environment
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  • Colombia · Law · Legislation

    General Education Law (Law No. 115 of 1994)

    Feb. 8, 1994 The law establishes the general norms that regulate the public education service, in compliance with the principles provided in the Constitution of Colombia on right to education, and freedom of...

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  • Colombia · Law · Legislation

    Code for Children and Adolescents (Law No. 1098 of 2006)

    Nov. 8, 2006 The Code establishes substantive and procedural norms for the comprehensive protection of children's rights, which includes the provision of a balanced and healthy diet.

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  • Colombia · Law · Administrative Acts

    Technical Regulation on the Requirements of Labeling for Packaged Foods and Raw Materials (Resolution No. 2652 of 2004)

    Aug. 20, 2004 The purpose of the technical regulation is to establish the requirements for labels of packaged food for human consumption, as well as those of raw materials for food, in order...

    • Labeling
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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.

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  • Colombia · Law · Programmatic documents

    Policy for Early childhood

    Dec. 3, 2007 The policy seeks to increase development opportunities for early childhood in Colombia, as part of the National Plan of Development [Plan Nacional de Desarrollo], and to implement Colombia's obligations under...

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  • Colombia · Decision · Administrative

    Dejusticia v. Gaseosas Posada Tobón S.A.

    2017 Dejusticia sent petition rights and requests for information to entities such as Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud), Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF) (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar), Attorney...

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  • Colombia · Decision · Judicial

    Red Papaz v. Caracol Televisión S.A. and RCN Televisión S.A. (Judgement 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...

    • Marketing
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  • Colombia · Decision · Judicial

    Educar Consumers v. Superintendence of Industry and Trade (Judgement 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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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).
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"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.
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".
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.
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"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).
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.
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"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
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.
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"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.
National Guidelines for the Implementation and Development of Healthy Environment StrategiesColombia LawProgrammatic documentsDec. 2006"Nutrition education, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-guidelines-for-the-implementation-and-development-of-healthy-environment-strategies/The guidelines were created to contribute to the creation of a sustainable environment through coordinated action that allows for the adequate development of children young people families and communities in their individual family and collective habitat.
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.
Constitution of ColombiaColombia LawConstitutionsJul. 20 1991"Fundamental Rights, Right to health, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/constitution-of-colombia/The Constitution of Colombia regulates the organization of the State and provides a Bill of Rights with provisions relevant for diet and health.
Law on Resources and Competences for the Provision of Education and Health Services (Law No. 715 of 2001)Colombia LawLegislationDec. 21 2001"School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-715-of-2001/The law allocates responsibilities for the provision of health and education services including food catering services.
General Education Law (Law No. 115 of 1994)Colombia LawLegislationFeb. 8 1994"School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-115-1994/The law establishes the general norms that regulate the public education service in compliance with the principles provided in the Constitution of Colombia on right to education and freedom of research learning and teaching.
Code for Children and Adolescents (Law No. 1098 of 2006)Colombia LawLegislationNov. 8 2006"School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-1098-2006/The Code establishes substantive and procedural norms for the comprehensive protection of children's rights which includes the provision of a balanced and healthy diet.
Technical Regulation on the Requirements of Labeling for Packaged Foods and Raw Materials (Resolution No. 2652 of 2004)Colombia LawAdministrative ActsAug. 20 2004"Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/resolution-no-2652-of-2004/The purpose of the technical regulation is to establish the requirements for labels of packaged food for human consumption as well as those of raw materials for food in order to provide the consumer sufficient clear and understandable information about the product that is not misleading or confusing and allows the consumer make an informed choice.
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.
Policy for Early childhoodColombia LawProgrammatic documentsDec. 3 2007"Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/policy-for-early-childhood/The policy seeks to increase development opportunities for early childhood in Colombia as part of the National Plan of Development [Plan Nacional de Desarrollo] and to implement Colombia's obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Dejusticia v. Gaseosas Posada Tobón S.A.Colombia DecisionAdministrative2017"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Promotion"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/de-justicia-v-postobon-2017/Dejusticia sent petition rights and requests for information to entities such as Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF) (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar) Attorney General's Office (Procuraduría General de la Nación) Invima and the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio).<br /> The objective was to question the campaign carried out by Postobón in Guajira.
Red Papaz v. Caracol Televisión S.A. and RCN Televisión S.A. (Judgement T-145/19)Colombia DecisionJudicialApr. 2 2019"Marketing"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.
Educar Consumers v. Superintendence of Industry and Trade (Judgement 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 />