What does the labeling on the products warn about?
The Mexican authorities approved, among other points, the following:
1. Any food or food product that in its nutritional composition contains calories, sodium, sugars or saturated fat in amounts greater than those established, or has added sodium, sugars or saturated fats, and its content exceeds the value established by the Secretariat of Health, you must label through a warning label, the characteristic or characteristics in which it exceeds the established value.
2. The way to highlight the nutritional characteristics will be by labeling a warning label: an octagonal symbol with a black background and white border, and inside it the text “high in”, followed by: “saturated fat”, “sodium”, “sugars” or “calories”, in one or more independent symbols, as appropriate. The letters must be white.
In October 2020, Mexico joined Chile, Peru, and Uruguay as the only countries in Latin America that use this type of label as a measure to combat problems such as overweight, obesity, and diabetes.