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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.

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    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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  • International · Law · International norms

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

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

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  • International · Law · International norms

    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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  • 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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  • International · Law · International norms

    Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

    May. 26, 2004 To provide guidance for the development of an enabling environment for sustainable actions at individual, community, national and global levels that, when taken together, will lead to reduced disease and...

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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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  • 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.

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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

    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

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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

    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

    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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  • Brazil · Decision · Judicial

    Brazilian Industry Association of Cookies, Pasta, Breads and Cakes Industrialized (ABIMAPI) v. National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)

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

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  • Brazil · Law · Administrative Acts

    Adequate and Healthy Eating in the School Environment Standarts Decree

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

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  • Mexico · Law · Administrative Acts

    Decree by which various provisions of the Regulation of the General Health Law on advertising are amended, added, and repealed

    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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  • 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.

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  • Mexico · Decision · Judicial

    Santa Clara, S.A. de C.V. v. Government

    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.

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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...

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  • Brazil · Law · Legislation

    Law on the Prohibition of the Commercialization and Advertising of Ultraprocessed Products in the Municipality of Niterói

    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

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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.

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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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jamaica · Law · Legislation

    Food and Drugs Act

    Aug. 4, 1975 This law is the general law on food, drugs, cosmetics, and devices in Jamaica.

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  • Jamaica · Law · Administrative Acts

    Food and Drugs Regulations

    Aug. 4, 1975 This law provides for the regulation of food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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.

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  • Brazil · Decision · Judicial

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

    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.

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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.

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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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  • Jamaica · Law · Legislation

    Fair Competition Act

    Mar. 9, 1993 This law provides rules for competitive practices and for the establishment of a Commission.

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  • Jamaica · Law · Legislation

    Consumer Protection Act

    Jun. 1, 2005 This law makes provision with respect to the protection of consumers.

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  • Brazil · Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution on Advertising and Marketing Communication to Children and Adolescents

    Mar. 13, 2014 This resolution establishes policies on abusive advertising and marketing practices target at children and adolescents.

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  • Brazil · Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution on the Regulation of Food Advertisement

    Jun. 15, 2010 This resolution regulates the offer, promotion, marketing, and other related practices aimed at the dissemination and commercial promotion of foods high in sugar, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, and beverages...

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  • Brazil · Law · Legislation

    Consumer Defense Code

    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...

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  • Barbados · Law · Legislation

    Protection against Unfair Competition Act

    Feb. 19, 2001 This law provides for the protection against unfair competition.

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  • Barbados · Law · Administrative Acts

    Broadcasting Regulations

    Feb. 5, 2001 These Regulations prohibit certain broadcasts and advertisements.

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  • Barbados · Law · Legislation

    Consumer Protection Act

    Jan. 16, 2003 This law provides for matters relating to the protection and safety of consumers, such as the prohibition of unfair trading practices and unfair contract terms.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 its product Sidral Mundet, advertised since the 1970s with phrases such as “made with apple juice”, to strengthen...

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  • Mexico · Law · Administrative Acts

    Regulation of the General Health Law on Advertising

    Sep. 9, 1986 This regulation provides for a health control over the advertising of various categories of goods and services, including food and beverages.

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  • Mexico · Law · Legislation

    Federal Law on Consumer Protection

    Dec. 24, 1992 This law seeks to promote and protect consumer rights and to seek equity, certainty and legal security in relations between providers and consumers. This law has been amended on 9...

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  • Mexico · Decision · Judicial

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

    Jan. 18, 2017 An ultra-processed 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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.
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.
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-policies-to-protect-children-from-the-harmful-impact-of-food-marketing/To provide Member States with recommendations and implementation considerations on policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing
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
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
Global Strategy on Diet Physical Activity and HealthInternational LawInternational normsMay. 26 2004"Advertising, Back-of-pack labeling, Children, Claims on packaging, Content regulation, Fiscal Policies, Labeling, Marketing, Promotion, School Environment, School meals, Sodium content, Sponsorship, Trans fat content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/global-strategy-on-diet-physical-activity-and-health/To provide guidance for the development of an enabling environment for sustainable actions at individual community national and global levels that when taken together will lead to reduced disease and death rates related to unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.
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
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.
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
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
Unhealthy foods non-communicable diseases and the right to health – 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
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
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.
Brazilian Industry Association of Cookies Pasta Breads and Cakes Industrialized (ABIMAPI) v. National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)Brazil DecisionJudicialSep. 11 2023"Advertising, Marketing"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 the competence to issue Resolution (RDC) no. 24/2010 which regulates the advertising of food and beverages with low nutritional value.
Adequate and Healthy Eating in the School Environment Standarts DecreeBrazil LawAdministrative ActsDec. 12 2023"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Nutrition education, Promotion, Sale in school premises, School Environment, Schools, Sponsorship"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.
Decree by which various provisions of the Regulation of the General Health Law on advertising are amended added and repealedMexico 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
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.
Santa Clara S.A. de C.V. v. GovernmentMexico 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.
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 on the Prohibition of the Commercialization and Advertising of Ultraprocessed Products in the Municipality of NiteróiBrazil 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Food and Drugs ActJamaica LawLegislationAug. 4 1975"Labeling, Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/food-and-drugs-act-2/This law is the general law on food drugs cosmetics and devices in Jamaica.
Food and Drugs RegulationsJamaica LawAdministrative ActsAug. 4 1975"Content regulation, Labeling, Marketing, Sodium content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/food-and-drugs-regulations/This law provides for the regulation of food drugs cosmetics and medical devices.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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 Prosecutor of the State of Santa Catarina v. Empresa de Laticínios Tirol LTDABrazil 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.
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 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).
Fair Competition ActJamaica LawLegislationMar. 9 1993"Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/ln-42-1995/This law provides rules for competitive practices and for the establishment of a Commission.
Consumer Protection ActJamaica LawLegislationJun. 1 2005"Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/consumer-protection-act/This law makes provision with respect to the protection of consumers.
Resolution on Advertising and Marketing Communication to Children and AdolescentsBrazil LawAdministrative ActsMar. 13 2014"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Promotion"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/rdc-163-2014/This resolution establishes policies on abusive advertising and marketing practices target at children and adolescents.
Resolution on the Regulation of Food AdvertisementBrazil LawAdministrative ActsJun. 15 2010"Advertising, Marketing, Promotion, Sponsorship"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/rdc-24-2010/This resolution regulates the offer promotion marketing and other related practices aimed at the dissemination and commercial promotion of foods high in sugar saturated fat trans fat sodium and beverages with low nutritional content.
Consumer Defense CodeBrazil 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.
Protection against Unfair Competition ActBarbados LawLegislationFeb. 19 2001"Advertising, Marketing, Promotion"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/act-no-20-of-1998/This law provides for the protection against unfair competition.
Broadcasting RegulationsBarbados LawAdministrative ActsFeb. 5 2001"Marketing, TV"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/cap-274b/These Regulations prohibit certain broadcasts and advertisements.
Consumer Protection ActBarbados LawLegislationJan. 16 2003"Advertising, Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/cap-326d/This law provides for matters relating to the protection and safety of consumers such as the prohibition of unfair trading practices and unfair contract terms.
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
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.
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 its product Sidral Mundet advertised since the 1970s with phrases such as “made with apple juice” to strengthen the association of the product with apples. <br /> <br /> The Federal Consumer Prosecution (PROFECO) requested the slogan to be removed but Coca Cola contested based on the ground that eliminating it would violate the commercial freedom of the company.
Regulation of the General Health Law on AdvertisingMexico LawAdministrative ActsSep. 9 1986"Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/regulation-of-the-general-health-law-in-the-area-of-health-control-of-advertising/This regulation provides for a health control over the advertising of various categories of goods and services including food and beverages.
Federal Law on Consumer ProtectionMexico LawLegislationDec. 24 1992"Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/federal-law-on-consumer-protection/This law seeks to promote and protect consumer rights and to seek equity certainty and legal security in relations between providers and consumers. This law has been amended on 9 April 2012
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/An ultra-processed 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.
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 />
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.
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).