Panama – Food labeling in Panama: a forgotten issue in the National Assembly

While 3.5 million Panamanians, out of a population of 4.4 million, are overweight and one in five is obese, according to official figures, the issue of front labeling of processed foods, in order to know their nutrients, is not even being discussed in the National Assembly.
Yaidelis González, alternate deputy and proponent of the “front labeling of nutritional warning” bill, said that it is in a legislative subcommittee, “which has only met once”.

“Unfortunately, it has not been a priority of the commission to discuss” the bill, she acknowledged.