Colombia: PAHO congratulates the Ministry of Health for its efforts in food labeling

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) congratulated the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MinSalud) for advancing the process of labeling processed foods.
Through its Twitter account, the PAHO delegation in Colombia assured that this modification is an advance in public health in the country.

“PAHO congratulates the authorities for the publication of the new front labeling resolution that modifies Resolution 810. It is a great advance in the prevention of obesity in Colombia,” said the agency.

The Americas / PAHO – Webinar: Front-end labeling in Latin America and Costa Rica in the framework of obesity and noncommunicable disease prevention

Objective: To contribute to the discussion on the aspects concerning front labeling regulations of food products and non-alcoholic beverages, presenting the international experience generated in the countries of the region, sharing lessons learned and new evidence obtained. We seek to sensitize national stakeholders from all sectors on the public health impact of measures such as front-of-pack nutrition labeling to improve nutrition and contribute to stop the increase of overweight and obesity and non-communicable diseases in the population.