PAHO – Argentina is making progress in the implementation of front labeling of processed foods

The representative of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Argentina, Eva Jané Llopis, indicated that “information on the food products we consume is fundamental to promote self-care and healthy nutrition that collaborates in the prevention of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer”.

Jané Llopis explained that “poor nutrition is largely due to the wide availability and marketing of processed and ultra-processed beverages and foods that have an excessive content of sugars, fats and sodium” and one of the responses to this situation are regulations that favor the reduction of the demand for these products. In addition, they lead to an improvement in the supply of healthier foods, which implies an important health benefit for the population as a whole.