The Americas – Panama: Interest groups oppose stopping discussion of the front-of-package food labeling law

Nutrition specialists have defended the continuation of the discussion of Bill 265, after hearing the request of businessmen to stop the bill, which would oblige imported and local food products to detail their nutritional information on the front of the packages.

The argument of the businessmen is that the norm cannot be implemented in the country because Panama is still in arrears with the rest of Central American countries in terms of establishing a general labeling technical regulation.