Sodium Intake. Maximum Values.

Original Language Title: Consumo de sodio. Valores Máximos.

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FOOD

Law 26,905

Sodium intake. Maximum Values. Sanctioned: November 13, 2013 Enacted in Fact: December 6, 2013

The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, meeting in Congress, etc., are sanctioned by law:

ARTICLE 1 °-The purpose of this law is to promote the reduction of the consumption of sodium in the population.

ARTICLE 2 °-The authority of application of this law is the Ministry of Health.

ARTICLE 3-Approve Annex I which, as an integral part of this law, sets the maximum sodium values to be achieved by food groups from the date of twelve (12) months from their entry into force. The implementing authority may periodically fix the progressive reduction of those maximum values set out in Annex I from the time limit of 24 months from the date of entry into force of this Law.

ARTICLE 4 °-Small and medium-sized food-producing undertakings, as defined in accordance with Law 24.467 and their amending and supplementary rules, must reach the maximum values for the food groups in Annex I from the date of eighteen (18) months from its entry into force. The implementing authority may periodically fix the progressive decrease of those maximum values set out in Annex I from the 30-month period from the entry into force of this Law.

ARTICLE 5-The implementing authority has the following functions: a) Determine the health policy guidelines for the promotion of healthy habits and primarily reduce the consumption of sodium in the population; b) Establish, fix and control the guidelines for the reduction of sodium content in the (c) Set the maximum values and their progressive decrease for food groups and products not provided for in Annex I; (d) Set out on the packaging in which the sodium is marketed Health and safety at risk of excessive consumption;

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(e) to determine in the advertising of products containing sodium the health messages on the risks involved in their excessive consumption; (f) to determine in agreement with the judicial authorities the health message to accompany the menus of the gastronomic establishments, with regard to the risks of excessive consumption of salt; g) To establish in agreement with the jurisdictional authorities the alternative menus of meals without added salt, the limitations to the spontaneous offer of saleros, the availability of salt in sachets and salt with low sodium content, which should (i) to promote the progressive implementation of this law within the time limits laid down by the law of the Member States; (i) to promote the progressive implementation of this law within the time limits laid down in the Directive; are determined, with the food industry and retail traders to use sodium in food processing; (j) Promote with public bodies and private organisations research programmes and statistics on the incidence of (k) Develop diffusion campaigns for the consumption of sodium in the food of the population and raise awareness about the risks of excessive salt consumption and promote the consumption of low-sodium foods.

ARTICLE 6-Producers and importers of foodstuffs must prove to the country the conditions laid down in this law for their marketing and advertising in the country.

ARTICLE 7 °-The implementing authority must adapt the provisions of the Argentine Food Code to the provisions of this law within the time limits laid down in Article 3.

ARTICLE 8 °-The following conduct shall be considered to be an infringement of this law: (a) Trade in foodstuffs which do not comply with the maximum levels of sodium established; (b) Markup sodium in envelopes exceeding the maximum levels laid down; (c) omitting the insertion of the health messages to be laid down by the authority of application in the packaging of sodium, in the advertising of products with sodium and in the menus of the gastronomic establishments; d) Carishing the gastronomic establishments of alternative menus without salt, of sachets with the maximum dose or salt with low sodium content, as well as the limitation of the (e) the concealment or denial of the information required by the implementing authority in its control function; (f) the actions or omissions to any of the obligations laid down, committed in the infringement of this law and its regulations which are not mentioned in the preceding points.

ARTICLE 9 °-The infringements of this law shall be sanctioned by: (a) Receipt; (b) Publication of the resolution that provides for the sanction in a mass broadcast, as determined by the regulations; (c) Multa that must be updated by the national executive branch on an annual basis in accordance with the official prices of the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC), from pesos ($1,000) to pesos ($1,000,000), which can be increased to the level in the event of recidivism; sachets of salt which do not comply with the maximum levels laid down;

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(e) Suspension of advertising up to its suitability as provided for in this Law; (f) Suspension of the establishment by the end of up to one (1) year; and (g) Closing of the establishment of one (1) to five (5) years. These penalties shall be regulated in a gradual manner taking into account the circumstances of the case, the nature and gravity of the infringement, the history of the offender and the injury caused, without prejudice to other civil and criminal liability, to which there was. The production of the fines shall be allocated, in agreement with the judicial authorities and within the framework of COFESA, for the implementation of dissemination and awareness-raising campaigns provided for in Article 5 (k).

ARTICLE 10. -The application of this law must establish the administrative procedure to be applied in its jurisdiction for the investigation of alleged infractions, ensuring the right of defence of the alleged infringer and other guarantees constitutional. It is empowered to promote the coordination of this function with the national public bodies involved in the field of their areas covered by this law and with the jurisdictions they have acceded to. It may also delegate to the jurisdictions which have acceded to the proceedings to take place the intended infringements and to give them their representation in the processing of the judicial remedies which are brought against them. sanctions to be applied. The administrative route will be exhausted directly before the Federal Court of Appeals with jurisdiction in administrative and administrative matters with jurisdiction at the place of the event. The resources to be brought against the application of the penalties provided for will have a positive effect. For justified reasons, in order to avoid an irreparable tax on the person concerned or in the case of third parties, the appeal may be granted with suspensory effect.

ARTICLE 11. -Invite the provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires to adhere in the relevant jurisdiction to this law.

ARTICLE 12. -Contact the national executive branch.

GIVEN IN THE SESSION HALL OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN BUENOS AIRES, ON THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF NOVEMBER OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN.

-REGISTERED UNDER NO 26,905-

JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -BEATRIZ ROJKES OF ALPEROVICH. -Juan H. Estrada. -Gervasio Bozzano.

ANNEX I

GROUP OF FOOD PRODUCTS

MAXIMUM PERMITTED SODIUM VALUES 100 GRAMS OF THE PRODUCT

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MEAT PRODUCTS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES

GROUP OF COOKED, SAUSAGES AND NON-SAUSAGES. COOKED SALAZONES: INCLUDES SAUSAGES, ICHALON, MORTADELA, COOKED HAM, COOKED AND MORCILLA.

1196 mg.

DRY CHACINATED GROUP: SALAMESE, SALAMIN, LONGANIZA AND SOPPRESATA.

1900 mg.

GROUP FRESH SAUSAGES: CHORIZOS.

950 mg.

FRESH CHAINNED GROUP: BURGERS.

850 mg.

CHICKEN PIES: NUGGETS, BOCADITOS, PATYNITOS, SUPREME, PATITAS, MEDALLION, CHICKENITOS AND FORMITAS.

736 mg.

FARINACEAN CRACKERS WITH BRAN 941 mg.

CRACKERS WITHOUT SAVED 941 mg.

SNACKS COOKIES 1460 mg.

SNACKS 950 mg.

DRY SWEET BISCUITS 512 mg.

STUFFED SWEET BISCUITS 429 mg.

PANIFIED WITH BRAN 530 mg.

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Date of publication: 16/12/2013

PANIFIED SIN BRAN 501 mg.

FROZEN PANIFIED 527 mg.

SOUPS, DRESSINGS AND PRESERVES

PASTA (CUBOS/TABLETS) AND GRANULES

430 mg.

CLEAR SOUPS 346 mg.

SOUPS CREAMS 306 mg.

INSTANT SOUPS 352 mg.

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