Argentina / Opinion – Clarifications and weaknesses of the front-end labeling law

The gradual appearance of products with front labeling in supermarkets and grocery stores reignited the discussion on the real usefulness of the measure and the possible impact on people’s healthy eating. Many people expressed their criticism of the measure since its debate, arguing that the criteria used to label the products are too rigorous and complicated, which leads to incomprehensible labeling situations. In addition, there is a total absence of other information, which makes it difficult for consumers to discern between one product and another.

Throughout this report we will seek to shed light on the regulations, providing additional information to what exists on the products and pointing out the contradictions and problems of such extreme impositions as the one adopted by the Argentine ruling class in this particular case.