Mexico / UNICEF: Front-of-package food labeling protects children and must be maintained

The front labeling used in Mexico, proven to be one of the best in the world as it is simple, prominent and easy to interpret, should be defended as a mechanism to guide consumption and protect children and adolescents from environments that increase the propensity to obesity and related diseases, said UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Peru: INDECOPI fines company for omitting information on GMO ingredient

The Resolving Body of Summary Proceedings for Consumer Protection N°3 (OPS3) of the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI in Spanish) sanctioned the company Mondelez Perú S.A., importer and marketer of the product called “Bubbaloo Sparkies”, for not having complied with the labeling stating that it contained genetically modified or transgenic components, such as starch.

Through Final Resolution No. 1385-2022/PS3, the resolution body decided to impose a fine of 3.49 UIT (Unidades Impositivas Tributarias), equivalent to 16,054 soles, for having infringed Article 37 of the Consumer Protection and Defense Code.