Anvisa invites population to comment on food labeling

Anvisa invites population to comment on food labeling

Current model makes it difficult for consumers to understand, says agency, which intends to change the pattern;contributions can be made through the website

Anvisa states that labels present information accuracy problemsPixelabayThe National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) is receiving contributions to improve the nutritional information found on food labels.The goal, according to the entity, is to facilitate the understanding of the main nutritional properties and reduce situations that generate misunderstanding regarding the composition of foods.Read also: World leader, Brazil can earn more pesticides in foodLast week, the agency's collegiate board approved a preliminary report investigating alternatives presented by international labeling entities and experiences.Anvisa wants to create alerts about the high content of health-critical nutrients, facilitate food comparison and improve the accuracy of industry-declared nutritional values.The approved report can be accessed through the Public Grants Grant tab, available on Anvisa's website .Contributions must be submitted via the participation form, which has four sections:...


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