Brazil – Changes in the legislation related to Trans Fats

In December 2019, for example, the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) published Resolution of the Collegiate Council of Administration (RDC) 332/2019, with rules limiting the use of industrial trans fats in food. The rule provides for the implementation of the resolution in three phases.
The first phase involved imposing limits on industrial trans fats in the production of refined oils, limiting their presence in these products to 2% (maximum 2 grams per 100 grams of total fat). This restriction came into force on July 1, 2021.
On the same date, the restriction of trans fats in other foods, industrialized and sold at retail and wholesale, came into force. This change is effective until January 1, 2023.
The last phase of implementation, which will begin on January 1, 2023, provides for the prohibition of the ingredient “partially hydrogenated fat”, the main source of industrial trans fats in foods. Thus, the production, import, use and supply of partially hydrogenated oils and fats for use in foods and foods formulated with these ingredients will be prohibited.

Prof.ª Dr.ª Denise Pinheiro Soncini da Costa

Peru – Draft regulations of the Food and Nutritional Security Law published

The Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (MIDAGRI in Spanish) published the draft Supreme Decree approving the Regulations of Law No. 31315, Food and Nutritional Security Law.

The proposal will be available on the Midagri website for a period of five calendar days, counted from September 18.

Paraguay – INAN publishes in consultation the Technical Regulation for bottled water for human consumption and low sodium bottled water

The National Institute of Food and Nutrition (INAN) publishes for consultation the Technical Regulation that establishes requirements for bottled waters for human consumption and for bottled waters low in sodium.

Ecuador – Project to update the technical standard on beer

The Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN in Spanish) publishes in public consultation NTE INEN 2262 Second revision 2022 – ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. BEER. REQUIREMENTS.

Brazil – ANVISA develops new panel of additives of botanical species

The National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA in Portuguese) has made available for consultation the Panel of Flavoring Additives of Regional Botanical Species Approved for Use in Food. Through the tool you can consult the approved regional botanical species flavoring additives, the authorized use, the identification of the applicant and manufacturer and the instrument of approval.