Etiquetado Frontal de Advertencia: Cumplimiento con Obligaciones de Derechos Humanos y Compatibilidad con Otros Marcos Jurídicos Internacionales (Front-of-Package Warning Labeling: Compliance with Human Rights Obligations and Compatibility with Other International Legal Regimes)
This report, written in Spanish, examines how front-of-package warning labeling on unhealthy food products is an effective public health policy. In addition, it analyzes how this measure is effective to comply with human rights obligations and compatible with other international legal frameworks.
The report presents information that supports the suitability of the front-of-package warning labeling system as a measure to comply with regional and international human rights obligations, as well as its compatibility with regional and international trade agreements.
In light of the available scientific evidence and legal standards, free from conflicts of interest, it is clear that the adoption of a front-of-package warning labeling system is effective to tackle diet-related noncommunicable diseases and to comply with international human rights obligations. Furthermore, there are no arguments to support the alleged tension between a front-of-package warning labeling policy and trade agreements.
The Food Environments and the Law Student Writing Competition is open for students enrolled in law schools in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados or South Africa during the 2021–22 academic year. Applicants are invited to submit papers exploring how the law can be used to promote healthier lives by discouraging the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages.
Etiquetado Frontal de Advertencia en Productos Comestibles (Front-of-Package Warning Labeling on Edible Products)
This report, in Spanish, provides a legal analysis of the Norma Oficial Mexicana (Official Mexican Standard) NOM-051-SCFI/SSA1-2010, published on March 27, 2020, through which the Mexican government established a front-of-package warning labeling system similar to that of other Latin American countries, such as Chile, Peru and Uruguay. This report focuses on the measure as it directly relates to human rights obligations and the role of the state as a regulator in matters of public health, compatible with international economic law.