Uruguay – Sale of food labeled with warning stamps to be banned in schools

Foods and beverages labeled with black octagons for having added fats, sugars and/or sodium may not be marketed in Uruguayan schools and high schools as of 2024. Potato chips, cola, cookies and alfajores are some of the products that will not be allowed to be purchased.

The change was made through the Accountability Law and modifies Article 4 of the Healthy Food Law (Nº19.140), which prohibits the advertising in educational centers of foods and beverages not included in the list of healthy products prepared by the MSP. This change prohibits, in addition to their promotion, the sale of these products.