Uruguay – Ministry of Health issued more than 500 fines for non-compliance in mandatory food labeling

The Ministry of Public Health (MSP) has already fined more than 500 companies for failing to comply with proper food labeling.

Mandatory food labeling, with octagons warning of excess sugars, fats, saturated fats or sodium, was approved during the Frente Amplio government. The current administration postponed its application and it finally came into force in February 2021.