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Basic Food Standards Decree-Law

Objectives:

This decree provides regulations on the format of nutritional labeling of packaged foods.

Scope:

The decree establishes different provisions for the defense and protection of individual or collective health regarding food. Labels must, in form, in perfectly legible characters, the quality, nature and type of food, subject to the definition, description and classification established in the respective standard of the Ministry of Health (article 11).