Around the World – Spain: AESAN warns of the presence of milk proteins not mentioned in the labeling of several alcoholic beverages

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN in Spanish) has learned through the Coordinated System for the Rapid Exchange of Information (SCIRI) of an alert notification sent by the health authorities of Catalonia, regarding the presence of milk proteins not included in the labeling of various spirits.

The manufacturing company will notify all its customers and will proceed to relabel the products appropriately.

The Americas – Argentina: Products included and excluded by the Healthy Eating Promotion Law

Including

  • Analcoholic beverages and foods that are sold packaged and that during their manufacturing process have added sugars, sodium, fats or ingredients containing them.
  • Packaged products containing sweeteners or caffeine.

Excludes

  • Products without added sugars, fats and/or sodium that do not contain sweeteners and/or caffeine.
  • Dietary supplements, foods for specific medical purposes or formulas for infants, children up to 36 months of age.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Products not packaged and/or not packaged for sale to the public.
  • Sugars, herbs, dried fruits, vegetable oils and common table salt.
  • Food prepared in restaurants or gastronomic stores.
  • Fractioned products at the point of sale and retailed at the consumer’s sight.


The Americas – MERCOSUR: Health ministers meet to discuss Trans Fatty Acids and Front-End Labeling

The first meeting dealt with the progress made by the countries in relation to the Policies implemented for the elimination of Industrially Produced Trans Fatty Acids from the Food Chain (TVFA in Spanish) and future actions to be taken in order to adopt and implement regulatory mechanisms for the elimination of TVFA from the food chain in the Americas.
On the second day, the country delegations presented their Policies and Strategies implemented on physical activity in the school environment, and progress regarding Front Labeling for packaged foods.