The Americas – Argentina: PAHO/WHO, UNICEF and FAO highlight the regulation of the Healthy Food Law

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), UNICEF and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) highlighted today the regulation by the Executive Power of the Law for the Promotion of Healthy Food, known as the Frontal Labeling Law, which is key to protecting the right to health and access to information about the products consumed by the population.

The rule establishes the obligation to carry warnings on the front of the packaging of processed and ultra-processed products -those with excess sugars, saturated fats, total fats and sodium- that children and adolescents consume to a greater extent than adults.