Year of publication
NOVA and other (PAHO and Chilean model)
Age group of participant
n= 6708 (food samples)
Nutrition Quality of Packaged Foods in Bogotá, Colombia: A Comparison of Two Nutrient Profile Models./Nutrients
Estimate what percentage of packaged food and beverage products currently available for purchase in Colombia would be subject to FOP warning labels under two different nutrient profile models: (a) the Pan American Health Organization model (PAHO model), and (b) the nutrient profile model used in the third phase of the Chilean Law on Food Labeling and Advertising (Chilean model).
A total of 80.2% (PAHO model) to 66.4% (Chilean model) of foods met the criteria for regulation. The categories with the highest proportion of regulated products were meats (97.3% PAHO model; 87.5% Chilean model), sweets (95.6% PAHO) and snacks (Chilean model). The category with the lowest proportions of regulated products were cereals (47.3% PAHO model) and miscellaneous foods and fish/seafood (39.0% and 39.5%, respectively, Chilean model). Conclusions: Under both the PAHO and Chilean nutrient profile models, the majority of packaged foods available in Bogotá would be eligible to receive front-of-package warning labels. These results suggest a warning label law could have a major impact on the Colombian food supply, especially in the context of the growing prevalence of diet-related chronic diseases in Colombia.
Mora-Plazas M, Gómez LF, Miles DR, Parra DC, Taillie LS.