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Uruguay’s Ministry of Public Health has proposed Draft Decree on Labeling of Packaged Food to minimize overweight and obesity problems in the country.

This draft Decree establishes the frontal labeling of packaged foods distributed within the national territory, which implies the incorporation of warning labels of excess saturated fats, sugars and salt.

Packaged foods must display a warning with an octagon-shaped front label in easy-to-understand black and white colors. The labels must warn about excess saturated fats, salt and sugar, when food exceed the recommendations promoted by international organizations.

Public consultation is open until February 14, 2019.