Article/Brazil – Updates on food nutrition labeling

Food labels are fundamental elements of communication between companies that produce food and consumers, so it is important that the information on these labels is expressed in a simple and easy to understand way. Considering that a label presents more clarity and legibility in the nutritional information of food products, RDC nº 429 and Normative Instruction nº 75 were established on October 8, 2020. In the new regulatory norms, among the labeling modifications are included, the use of frontal nutrition labeling on the packages, providing information about the nutrients that are considered relevant to the health of the consumer and the nutritional table that must present the information about certain nutrients. These changes in the nutrition label help consumers to make more appropriate and healthy food choices.