The Americas – Colombia: Congress summons Health Minister for delay in front-of-pack labelling regulation

The Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz, is summoned to a political control debate to answer for the delay to implement the front labeling of food contemplated in Law No 2120 of 2021 on “measures to promote healthy food environments and prevent non-communicable diseases and other provisions are adopted”.
The Act mandates that the Ministry adopt the labeling model that has the most scientific evidence free of conflict of interest. That model is the hexagonal warning model as indicated by all academics and organizations, a model that is used in more than 20 countries in the world, and especially in our region in countries such as Chile and Mexico.