Approval of a New Food Act in Chile (Entry in Force: June 2016) - Process Summary

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This document was formulated by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It was designed to share the Chilean experience while Law Nº 20,606 regarding the Nutritional Composition of Food and Food Advertising (hereinafter the Food Act) was being passed with members of parliament and other decision-makers from different countries throughout the Americas. This process encompasses the formulation of the Act, its entry into force, and monitoring of the Act, which may also apply to other public policies of this type, which is to say, that favor the general population’s health.