A front-of-pack labelling system, a strategy of healthy decision-making

Martha Kaufer-Horwitz, Lizbeth Tolentino-Mayo, Alejandra Jáuregui, Karina Sánchez-Bazán, Héctor Bourges, Sophia Martínez, Otilia Perichart, Mario Rojas-Russell, Laura Moreno, Claudia Hunot, Edna Nava, Víctor Ríos-Cortázar, Gabriela Palos-Lucio, Lorena González, Teresita González-de Cossio, Marcela Pérez, Víctor Hugo Borja Aburto, Antonio González, Evelia Apolinar, Luz Elena Pale, Eloisa Colín, Armando Barriguete, Oliva López, Sergio López, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Mauricio Hernández-Ávila, David Martínez-Duncker, Fernando de León, David Kershenobich, Juan Rivera, Simón Barquera

Overview

To contribute to the development of a front-of-pack labelling (FOP) system for industrialized products that offers useful information for purchase decision making.

Summary

The FOP proposal focuses on the contents of energy, nutrients, ingredients and components that if consumed in excess on the diet, can be harmful to people's health.

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Dr Edna J Nava-González, PhD
Dr Edna J Nava-González, PhD
Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon
Professor
Nutrition
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon | Mexico
The academic expert group free of conflict-of-interest on front-of-pack labelling (FOP), recommends the implementation of a FOP that provides an easy way to quickly assess the quality of a product.Dr Edna J Nava-González, PhD

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http://saludpublica.mx/index.php/spm/article/view/9615
http://saludpublica.mx/index.php/spm/article/view/9615

[A front-of-pack labelling system for food and beverages for Mexico: a strategy of healthy decision-making.]

Salud Publica Mex 2018 Jul-Ago;60(4):479-486

Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública. Morelos, México.

The Mexican Ministry of Health requested the National Institute of Public Health to constitute a group of independent, free of conflict-of-interest academic experts on front-of-pack labelling (FOP). This group was instructed to created a positioning paper to contribute to the development of a FOP system for industrialized products that offers useful information for purchase decision making. This position paper uses the best available scientific evidence, and recommendations from experts of international organizations. The FOP proposal focuses on the contents of energy, nutrients, ingredients and components that if consumed in excess on the diet, can be harmful to people's health, such as added sugars, sodium, total fat, saturated fat and energy. The academic expert group recommends the implementation of a FOP that provides an easy way to quickly assess the quality of a product. It is essential that this FOP provides direct, simple, visible and easily understandable information.

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http://saludpublica.mx/index.php/spm/article/view/9615
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http://dx.doi.org/10.21149/9615DOI Listing
February 2019
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