This resolution incorporates Mercosur Resolution No. 01/2012 standards on complementary nutritional labeling of packaged foods, regulating it.
The resolution applies to all food products packaged in the absence of the customer and ready to be offered to consumers, irrespective of their origin.
- It includes a list of mandatory ingredients to be described on the label, as well as optional ingredients. Mandatory ingredients include sodium, trans fats, carbohydrates, and proteins, among others.
- In the explanatory statement, it is highlighted that: the information provided by the declaration of nutritional properties will complement the health strategies and policies of the States Parties to protect consumers’ health.