Peru – Draft Bill to incorporate warning labeling for pregnant women

Congresswoman Nieves Limachi, from the parliamentary group Perú Democrático, presented Bill 4509/2022-CR that seeks to include a new octagon: “Not recommended for pregnant women” in the packages of products high in fats and sugars that are marketed in the country.

Bill 4509/2022-CR – AN ACT AMENDING LAW No. 30021, LAW FOR THE PROMOTION OF HEALTHY FOOD FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS, AND INCORPORATING THE PHRASE “NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PREGNANT MOTHERS” IN THOSE PRODUCTS NOT SUITABLE FOR PREGNANT MOTHERS.

This bill seeks to modify three articles of Law 30021, Law for the Promotion of Healthy Eating for Children and Adolescents, in the manner in which advertisements of food and non-alcoholic beverages with trans fats and high content of sugar, sodium and saturated fats are issued. That is, according to the bill, these foods would not be suitable for pregnant women.