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<p>Reglamento Técnico Centroamericano RTCA 61.01.60:10 - Etiquetado Nutricional de
Productos Alimenticios Preenvasados para Consumo Humano para la población a partir de 3
años de edad
Consejo de Ministros de Integración Económica Centroamericana
Is the policy document adopted?:
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition
COMIECO 2011 Etiquetado Nutricional de Productos Alimenticios Preenvasados para Consumo Humano.pdf
COMIECO 2011 Resolucion No. 277-2011.pdf
ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Summary and policy information obtained from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International
Global database on the Implementation of
Nutrition Action (GINA)
WCRF International analysis of how this policy action can promote healthier diets and reduce obesity
This policy action is included in the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International NOURISHING policy repository as an example
of Nutrition label standards and regulations on the use of claims and implied claims on foods:
Mandatory nutrient lists on packaged foods: Producers and retailers are required by law to provide a list of the nutrient content of
pre-packaged food products (with limited exceptions), even in the absence of a nutrition or health claim. The rules define which
nutrients must be listed and on what basis (e.g. per 100g/per serving).
Rules on nutrient claims (i.e. nutrient content and nutrient comparative claims): A 2012 Central American Technical Regulation
(67.01.60:10) establishes rules on the use of specified nutrient content claims (i.e. levels of fat for a low fat claim). Claims are not
permitted on products that may promote or sanction excessive consumption of these nutrients or undermi