Normativa otros paísesMay. 6, 2011
Brasil: proyecto de resolución que establece declaraciones de propiedades nutricionales sobre etiquetado de alimentos
29 April 2011
|Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures||Original: English|
|1.||Notifying Member: Brazil
If applicable, name of local government involved:
|2.||Agency responsible: ANVISA – Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency|
|3.||Products covered (provide tariff item number(s) as specified in national schedules deposited with the WTO; ICS numbers should be provided in addition, where applicable): Nutrition claims on food labelling|
|4.||Regions or countries likely to be affected, to the extent relevant or practicable:
[X] All trading partners
[ ] Specific regions or countries:
|5.||Title of the notified document: Draft Resolution that Establishes Nutrition Claims on Food Labelling Language(s): Portuguese Number of pages: 14|
|6.||Description of content: This Mercosur Draft Resolution applies to nutrition claims on food labelling, including brands on food packaging, produced and marketed within the territory of Mercosur members (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay), the trade among them and extra-zone imports.
The nutrition claims established in this Draft Resolution applies to all forms of media advertisement, and every message transmitted orally or in writing.
This Technical Regulation applies without prejudice to the provisions set forth in Mercosur regulations on labeling of packaged food and specific requirements set for food.
This Technical Regulation does not apply to food for special purposes (as defined in Mercosur Technical Regulation on nutrition labeling for packaged food), mineral waters and other bottled waters for human consumption and salt. Specific regulations must also be followed.
It is not permitted to use nutrition claims on:
1 – Alcoholic beverages;
2 – Food additives and processing aids;
3 – Spices;
4 – Vinegars;
5 – Coffee, mate herb, tea and other herbs without the addition of other ingredients that provide nutritional value.
In case of vitamins and minerals, the nutrition claims can only be used for those which have Reference Daily Intake (RDI) established in Mercosur.
This draft Resolution is based on FAO/WHO references (FAO/WHO/ UNU Expert Consultation on Protein and Amino Acid Requirements in Human Nutrition. WHO Technical Report Series Nº 935. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. (2007).
This draft resolution has been harmonized in the Food Commission of Working Group nº 3 (SGT nº 3) of Mercosur.
|7.||Objective and rationale: [X] food safety, [ ] animal health, [ ] plant protection, [ ] protect humans from animal/plant pest or disease, [ ] protect territory from other damage from pests.|
|8.||Is there a relevant international standard? If so, identify the standard:
[X] Codex Alimentarius Commission (e.g. title or serial number of Codex standard or related text) FAO/WHO/ UNU Expert Consultation on Protein and Amino Acid Requirements in Human Nutrition. WHO Technical Report Series Nº 935. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. (2007)
[ ] World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) (e.g. Terrestrial or Aquatic Animal Health Code, chapter number)
[ ] International Plant Protection Convention (e.g. ISPM number)
[ ] None
Does this proposed regulation conform to the relevant international standard?
[X] Yes [ ] No
If no, describe, whenever possible, how and why it deviates from the international standard:
|9.||Other relevant documents and language(s) in which these are available: Brazilian Official Journal (Diário Oficial da União), 12 April 2011; Section 1 page 40. Draft Resolution (Consulta Pública) number 21, 6 April 2011, issued by Brazilian Sanitary Surveillance Agency – ANVISA; when adopted, it will be published in Brazilian Official Journal (available in Portuguese)|
|10.||Proposed date of adoption (dd/mm/yy): October 2011
Proposed date of publication (dd/mm/yy): October 2011
|11.||Proposed date of entry into force: [ ] Six months from date of publication, and/or (dd/mm/yy): October 2011
[X] Trade facilitating measure
|12.||Final date for comments: [ ] Sixty days from the date of circulation of the notification and/or (dd/mm/yy): 12 June 2011
Agency or authority designated to handle comments: [ ] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:
Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency – ANVISA
SIA, Trecho 5, Área Especial 57
Brasilia – DF/Brazil
Tel.: (55 61) 3462 5402
Fax: +(55 61) 3462 5414
|13.||Texts available from: [ ] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:
The full text can be directly accessed through the following link: