Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Qualitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

Other (non-stated)

Country studied

Brazil, Argentina

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Food samples, database

Study setting

Online, retail

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

General

Sample size

N/A

Front-of-package labelling (FOP): A collaborative regional study with countries members of the Common Southern Market
(MERCOSUR)/Brazilian Institute for Consumer’s Defense

Goal

Provide evidence in order to promote effectvie mandatory front-of-package labeling systems in Brazil and Argentina and to support policy discussions in the rest of MERCOSUR countries.

Results

Understand the regulatory scenario in Brazil, Argentina and in MERCOSUR, to be prepared for a possible judicialization of the regulatory process in the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), and to map the arguments and strategies used by representatives of the food industry to hinder and delay the process against the implementation of front-of-package warning labels in the country. The results and outputs of this project were used for advocacy and communication strategies to push forward for the best regulatory option of food nutrition label in Brazil.

Authors

Marins APB, Mais LA.

Journal

DOI