Mexico – Supreme Court to vote on appeals against food labeling rule

Next week, the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico will discuss and vote on the draft ruling of the injunction requested against the labeling of prepackaged food and beverages, which states that the regulation to label these products does not violate any constitutional right.
This amparo request was formulated by the company Desde el corazón del fruto, better known as Barrilito, a Coca-Cola brand, which is under amparo number 358/2022 and is the first to reach the Court, although Zúñiga estimated that 120 amparo requests were filed in the first instance.

Colombia – Bill on public policy on breastfeeding approved

The bill sets out the guidelines for “the public policy on breastfeeding, incentive for human milk banks and complementary feeding”.

In the Seventh Commission of the Senate of the Republic, the representative to the Chamber Nadia Blel Scaff, headed the Bill 138 of 2022 which aims at the “creation of public policy on breastfeeding”, providing newborns “all the nutrients they need to grow and for their immune system to fully develop”.

EU – Round table “politics meets nutrition science” at the european parliament

The Italian Permanent Representation to the European Union organised today at the European Parliament the “Politics meets Nutrition Science” roundtable hosted by Vice President hon. Pina Picierno under the auspices of the Italian delegations of the European Parliament’s political groups. The European Commission is expected to propose an harmonised EU front-of-pack labelling scheme in 2023 with a view of encouraging healthy diets and promoting a smoother functioning of the internal market.