Argentina – Amendment to the Food Code on spices

The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and the Secretariat of Health Quality published Joint Resolution 14/2022 amending the Argentine Food Code (CAA in Spanish) in Articles 1211, 1215, 1226, 1231, 1233, 1234, 1237, 1242 of Chapter XVI referring to spices (Oregano, Marjoram, White Pepper, Black Pepper, Thyme).

Peru – Aspec demands the Government to stop extending the use of octagons in the form of stickers

The extension approved by the Ministry of Health (Minsa) for processed foods and beverages to use adhesive octagons on their packaging, within the framework of the Healthy Food Law (Law No. 30021), expires on December 31.

After that date, it would be forbidden for companies to place sticker octagons on imported food packaging. In this regard, the Peruvian Association of Consumers and Users (ASPEC in Spanish) urged the Government not to continue authorizing the placement of octagons by means of unsafe stickers on the labels of packaged foods.