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FOOD LABELS CONTAINING SUGARS, CALORIES, SODIUM AND/OR SATURATED FAT

Starting from June 26th 2016 there will be a new legal obligation for manufacturers, producers, distributors and importers of packaged foods to include in the label an index related to sugars, calories, sodium and/or saturated fats.

 

Packaged food labeling should include information indicating the levels of sugars, calories, sodium and/or saturated fat that exceed the maximum level permitted by the Chilean Regulation of Canned Foods. These signs must contain the indication “high in…” followed by the ingredients and the amount of level exceeded. They must be in the front of the packaging since the purpose of this requirement is to provide information in plain sight for consumers. The inclusion of terms such as “light”, “low in…”or other similar adjectives in advertising or trademarks associated with food and its packaging will be affected by this new provision as well as all children´s products which can be “High in… ” sugars, calories, sodium and/or saturated fat.