Brazil: Nutrivigilance Question and Answer Guide

The National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA in Portuguese) informs that the Questions and Answers on Nutrivigilance – Safety in Food Consumption is now available. This is the first edition of the publication, which aims to clarify doubts on the subject.

The document provides guidance on the following topics: notification of adverse events related to the consumption of processed foods; the processing of notifications received by the Agency; actions to be taken by food companies; and regulations on the subject, among others.

It should be noted that the publication is an instrument of clarification, not regulatory, i.e., it does not bring new rules. It aims to clarify the Nutrivigilance procedures adopted in Brazil.