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NEW REGULATIONS FOR THE EXHAUSTION OF FOOD LABELS

By means of Resolution No. 2016028087 of 2016, the Colombian Regulatory Authority (INVIMA) established the guidelines to address the permissible and non-permissible situations for the authorization to exhaust the use of labels of adhesives in food products.

 

The exhaustion of labels and adhesives will not be permitted when such acts represent a health risk when marketing the products, for example in case of significant changes in the list of ingredients, non-batch identification in the label, non- readability or change in the expiration date, or the use of an expired marketing authorization.

Authorized exhaustion of labels and adhesives are therefore those which do not represent a significant commercialization risk when the products are being commercialized. The changes in the labels or adhesives may make reference to the product name, ingredient list, name and address of the manufacturer, lot number, and a change in the marketing authorization number.