The Americas – Brazil: Resolution DRC No. 617 on Mandatory laboratory analysis and reporting of phenylalanine, protein and moisture levels in processed foods

The National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA in Spanish) published DRC No. 617, which establishes the obligation to perform laboratory analysis and transmit information on phenylalanine, protein and moisture levels in processed foods.

This Resolution applies to processed foods with a protein content between 0.10% and 5.00%.

This Resolution does not apply to the following products:

I – foods and beverages with added aspartame;

II – foods intended exclusively for food service; and

III – foods intended exclusively for industrial processing.