Peru – Guidelines approved for implementation of octagons in the labeling of processed foods

The National Institute of Quality (INACAL in Spanish), a body attached to the Ministry of Production, approved the Peruvian Guide “GP 110:2022. PACKAGED FOODS. Guide for the implementation of octagons in the labeling of processed foods”, which establishes the minimum requirements and characteristics that the labeling of all packaged food intended for human consumption must comply with.

“This guide provides guidance to suppliers of processed foods and non-alcoholic beverages for the standardization in the placement of advertising warnings (octagons) on the labels and advertising of their products, when these exceed the current technical parameters of sugar, sodium and saturated fat content, established in the Advertising Warnings Manual. In the case of trans fats, they are governed by the regulations stipulated by the competent authority,” said Clara Gálvez, executive president of INACAL.