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Type: Artigo
Title: Current policies in Brazil for ensuring nutritional quality
Author: Block, Jane Mara
Arisseto-Bragotto, Adriana Pavesi
Feltes, Maria Manuela Camino
Abstract: In this work the current policies and regulatory actions of the government agencies in Brazil for ensuring nutritional quality are discussed. Material and methods Information on the efforts of industry, academia and nongovernmental organizations to achieve the proposed goals, the results achieved and the challenges that must still be faced by the different sectors of the Brazilian society are presented and discussed. Results The joint action of regulatory agencies, the food production sector, non-governmental entities and academia resulted in the reduction of saturated and trans fats, salt and sugar in foods produced in Brazil. Limitations Most of the information related to the food industries in Brazil is made available by ABIA (Brazilian Association of Food Industries) which represents around 60% of the food market in Brazil. Information regarding the rest of the market is limited. Conclusions The reduction of saturated and ‘trans’ fats, sodium, and sugar in industrialized foods seems an effective strategy for reducing the intake of these compounds by the Brazilian population. In addition the adequate nutrition labeling and consumer education will allow healthier food choices by the population
Subject: Sal
Country: Reino Unido
Editor: Oxford University Press
Rights: Aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1093/fqsafe/fyx026
Date Issue: 2017
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