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Resolution on Technical Regulation on Complementary Nutritional Information

Objectives:

This resolution incorporates Mercosur Resolution No. 01/2012 standards on complementary nutritional labeling of packaged foods, regulating it.

Scope:

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.