Article – Mexico: Evaluating adults’ perception and understanding of Mexican nutritional warning labeling through an online survey

Objective: To evaluate the perception and understanding of the new Mexican nutrition warning labeling (EAN in Spanish) through an online survey of Mexican adults.
Conclusions: The incorporation of the EAN could change the preference towards healthier products, however, nutritional understanding is still nutritional understanding is still deficient, evidenced by the inability of participants to correctly participants’ inability to correctly identify the critical critical nutrients in excess in a product with the “2 seals” legend, and therefore “2 seals”, so the “n seals” legend on products with a small display area may not be small display area may not be sufficient to make an informed to make an informed purchasing decision.