Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

Other (non-stated)

Country studied

Ecuador

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Other (photos)

Study setting

Retail

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

N/A

Sample size

n=1725 (food and beverage)

Evaluation of the accurateness of the nutritional labels of processed and ultra-processed products available in supermarkets of Ecuador./Nutrients

Goal

Evaluate the consistency of information reported on the nutrition labels of processed and UPPs found in the main supermarkets of Cuenca, a city in southern Ecuador.

Results

24% products had inconsistencies in traffic light label and 10.9% products had inconsistencies in indicator for sugar specifically. Most inconsistencies fell within the medium indicators for sugar and fat - products with a medium indicator for sugar had a 1.98 times higher chance of having inconsistencies in comparison with low indicator.

Authors

Morales-Avilez D, Cruz-Casarrubias C, Tolentino-Mayo L, Encalada-Torres L, Abril-Ulloa V.

Journal

DOI