Data

Year of publication

2019

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

NOVA and other (PAHO and Chilean model)

Country studied

Colombia

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Food samples

Study setting

Other (supermarket)

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

N/A

Sample size

n= 6708 (food samples)

Nutrition Quality of Packaged Foods in Bogotá, Colombia: A Comparison of Two Nutrient Profile Models./Nutrients

Goal

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).

Results

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.

Authors

Mora-Plazas M, Gómez LF, Miles DR, Parra DC, Taillie LS.

Journal

DOI