The Americas – Venezuela: Front labeling guidelines for sugar, saturated fat and trans fat published

The purpose of the new Resolution (Nº 137 – Official Gazette 42.271) is to establish the guidelines that will complement the labeling of manufactured foods for human consumption, by placing a front label on the packaging label, in order to provide the final consumer with additional information about the sugar, saturated fat, and trans fat content in manufactured foods.

Manufactured foods with an added sugars, saturated fats and/or trans fats content added sugars, saturated fats and/or trans fats, equal or higher than the established, manufactured before the publication in the Official Gazette of this Resolution and during the first thirty-six (36) months after its publication, may be marketed until the expiration date thereof, using the labeling they have at the time of their distribution and commercialization.