Estimated effects of the implementation of the Mexican warning labels regulation on the use of health and nutrition claims on packaged foods.

Last updated on 13-12-2022 by Stefanie Vandevijvere

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BACKGROUND: The use of health and nutrition claims on front-of-pack labels may impact consumers’ food choices; therefore, many countries have established regulations to avoid misinformation. This study describes the prevalence of health and nutrition claims on the front-of-pack of food products in retail stores in Mexico and estimate the potential effects of the Official Mexican Standards 051 (new regulation that includes specifications for implementing warning labels and other packaging elements such as health and nutrition claims on less healthy foods) on the prevalence of these claims. …

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