Recent Changes in Food Labelling Regulations in Latin America: The Cases of Chile and Peru

SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project Working Paper Series 2017/04

47 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2017

See all articles by Sofía Boza Martínez

Sofía Boza Martínez

University of Chile - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

Mónica Guerrero

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Rocío Barreda

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Macarena Espinoza

University of Chile

Date Written: March 2017

Abstract

In Latin American countries, economic growth has been reflected in a generalized change of eating patterns, transforming in a few decades from high rates of under-nutrition to frequent obesity problems in the population. This overweight crisis raises the propensity of suffering important health issues. Changes in food labelling regulations, with the aim of giving the consumer more information, have been part of the proposed strategy to fight against this overweight problem in some Latin American countries. The objective of this paper is to present Chilean and Peruvian food labeling regulations, as well as the review of the evolution hitherto of their discussion within national industry and especially multilateral trade forums.

Keywords: food labelling, obesity, Chile, Peru

JEL Classification: L66

Suggested Citation

Boza Martínez, Sofía and Guerrero, Mónica and Barreda, Rocío and Espinoza, Macarena, Recent Changes in Food Labelling Regulations in Latin America: The Cases of Chile and Peru (March 2017). SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project Working Paper Series 2017/04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2932091 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2932091

Sofía Boza Martínez (Contact Author)

University of Chile - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences ( email )

Av. Santa Rosa N° 11315
La Pintana
Santiago, R. Metropolitana 8820808
Chile

Mónica Guerrero

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru ( email )

Av. Universitaria 1801, San Miguel
Lima, Lima Lima 32
Peru

Rocío Barreda

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru ( email )

Av. Universitaria 1801, San Miguel
Lima, Lima Lima 32
Peru

Macarena Espinoza

University of Chile ( email )

Av. Santa Rosa N° 11315
La Pintana
Santiago, R. Metropolitana 8820808
Chile

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