Colombia – Labeling of Ultraprocessed Foods: Regulatory Impact Analysis

The issue is so important that the Minsalud has conducted an analysis of the regulatory impact on the front warning labeling on packaged foods, which we review today in CONSULTORSALUD.

According to data presented by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, one out of every four people who die in the country has NCDs such as ischemic heart disease, cardiovascular diseases, hypertensive diseases and diabetes as the main cause. In Colombia, according to the National Nutritional Situation Survey (ENSIN), the consumption of packaged products and fast foods increased and fresh and natural foods decreased compared to previous years.