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  • Jamaica · Law · Programmatic documents

    Interim Guidelines for Beverages in Schools

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

    • School Environment
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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...

    • School Environment
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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.

    • School Environment
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  • Barbados · Law · Legislation

    Education Act

    Jan. 1, 1983 This law seeks to co-ordinate the education system from primary to tertiary and including public, private and assisted private schools or educational institutions.

    • School Environment
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  • Jamaica · Law · Legislation

    Processed Food Act

    Oct. 15, 1959 This law prescribes general requirements in relation to processed food, including their manufacturing or handling. It was amended in 2012.

    • Labeling
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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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  • Brazil · Law · Administrative Acts

    Resolution on National School Meals Program and the Direct Financial Resources in School Program

    Dec. 5, 2020 The resolution modifies the guidelines for the allocation of National School Meals Program [Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (PNAE)] funds.

    • School Environment
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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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  • South Africa · Law · Administrative Acts

    Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foodstuffs

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

    • Labeling
    • 1
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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

    Resolution on Pre-packaged Foods Nutritional Labeling

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

    • 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.

    • MarketingFundamental Rights
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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...

    • Marketing
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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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  • 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
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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...

    • LabelingMarketing
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  • Mexico · Decision · Judicial

    El Poder del Consumidor v. Government

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

    • Labeling
    • 3
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  • Mexico · Decision · Judicial

    Several Industries v. Government

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

    • Fiscal Policies
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  • Mexico · Decision · Judicial

    Jugos del Valle (Coca Cola) v. Government

    2003 Jugos del Valle discussed with the State on whether fruit and nectarine fruit drinks was considered food for VAT purposes. The VAT tax rate for the sale of food was...

    • Fiscal Policies
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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...

    • Marketing
    • 2
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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.

    • Marketing
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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 · Law · Administrative Acts

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

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

    • Labeling
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  • Mexico · Law · Administrative Acts

    Regulation of Sanitary Control of Products and Services

    Aug. 9, 1999 The purpose of the Regulation is to control and carry out the corresponding health promotion of the manufacturing, import, and export process, as well as activities, services, and establishments related...

    • Labeling
    • 2
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  • Mexico · Law · Legislation

    General Health Law

    Feb. 7, 1984 This law regulates the right to health that every person has according to Article 4 of the Political Constitution of Mexico.

    • Fundamental Rights
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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.

    • Marketing
    • 3
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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...

    • Marketing
    • 6
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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
    • 3
    • Compare
  • 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
    • 6
    • Compare
  • 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 · 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 · 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
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Document Title Document Country Document Law or Decision Document Type Document Date Document Categories Document FULL URL Document Excerpt
Interim Guidelines for Beverages in SchoolsJamaica LawProgrammatic documentsNov. 2018"Sale near school premises, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/interim-guidelines-for-beverages-in-schools/These Guidelines seek to address the increasing rates of overweight and obesity in Jamaica and particularly in the adolescent population.
Law on 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.
Education ActBarbados LawLegislationJan. 1 1983"School Environment, School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/education-act/This law seeks to co-ordinate the education system from primary to tertiary and including public private and assisted private schools or educational institutions.
Processed Food ActJamaica LawLegislationOct. 15 1959"Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/processed-food-act/This law prescribes general requirements in relation to processed food including their manufacturing or handling. It was amended in 2012.
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.
Resolution on National School Meals Program and the Direct Financial Resources in School ProgramBrazil LawAdministrative ActsDec. 5 2020"Nutrition education, School Environment, School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/resolution-no-6-of-may-8-2020/The resolution modifies the guidelines for the allocation of National School Meals Program [Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (PNAE)] funds.
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.
Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of FoodstuffsSouth Africa LawAdministrative ActsMar. 1 2010"Advertising in labeling, Claims on packaging, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/no-32975/It prescribes minimum labelling requirements for all foodstuffs imported sold offered or prepackaged in South Africa
Resolution on 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.
Resolution on Pre-packaged Foods Nutritional LabelingBrazil 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.
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
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.
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.
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. GovernmentMexico DecisionJudicialMay. 8 2019"Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/el-poder-del-consumidor-v-government-2015/El Poder del Consumidor (EPC) filed an unconstitutionality claim challenging the Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) labeling model in Mexico. After a positive decision in the first instance the case was taken by the Supreme Court.
Several Industries v. GovernmentMexico DecisionJudicial2015"Fiscal Policies"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/several-industries-v-government-2015/After a tax increase on processed foods and industrialized sugar-sweetened beverages in 2014 the industry challenged the constitutionality of the tax.<br /> The law's constitutionality was held in a series of five continuous cases from different companies:<br /> 1. Desde el Corazón del Fruto S.A. de C.V.<br /> 2. Compañía Embotelladora del Fuerte S. de R.L. de C.V.<br /> 3. Embotelladora y Distribuidora GEPP S.A. de C.V.<br /> 4. Yoli de Acapulco S.A. de C.V.<br /> 5. Leche Bell S.A. de C.V.
Jugos del Valle (Coca Cola) v. GovernmentMexico DecisionJudicial2003"Fiscal Policies"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/jugos-del-valle-coca-cola-v-state-2003/Jugos del Valle discussed with the State on whether fruit and nectarine fruit drinks was considered food for VAT purposes. The VAT tax rate for the sale of food was 0% and the company argued that their juices should be considered food because of its high pulp content.
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
NOM-51 General labeling specifications for prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages &#8211; Commercial and health informationMexico LawAdministrative ActsFeb. 18 2010"Back-of-pack labeling, Claims on packaging, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/general-labeling-specifications-for-prepackaged-food-and-non-alcoholic-beverages-commercial-and-health-information/This administrative regulation (NORMA Oficial Mexicana) sets forth the commercial and health information requirements for the labeling of prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Regulation of Sanitary Control of Products and ServicesMexico LawAdministrative ActsAug. 9 1999"Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/regulation-of-sanitary-control-of-products-and-services/The purpose of the Regulation is to control and carry out the corresponding health promotion of the manufacturing import and export process as well as activities services and establishments related to food products and other goods.
General Health LawMexico LawLegislationFeb. 7 1984"Fundamental Rights, Right to health"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/general-health-law/This law regulates the right to health that every person has according to Article 4 of the Political Constitution of Mexico.
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.
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.
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).