Reach out to your Local National Bureau of Standards and let them know you support the right of Caribbean Consumers to know what is in their food
This initiative has now ended as we await the result of the vote, thank you for your support!
This initiative seeks to ensure that the voices of consumers are considered in the voting on the Final Draft CARICOM Regional Standard for Specification for labelling of pre-packaged foods (FDCRS 5:2010) which is currently being voted on across 15 Caribbean Member States through the National Bureaus of Standards (NBSs) up until May 31, 2021.
The Standard includes octagonal “High in” front-of-package warning label specifications on pre-packaged products and the PAHO Nutrient Profile model. Global and regional evidence support that the octagonal front of package warning labels (FOPWL) are the most effective and simple tool to allow Caribbean people to correctly, easily, and quickly identify unhealthy foods high in sugars, fats and sodium.
Unhealthy diets dominated by ultra-processed foods high in sugars, fats and sodium is the leading risk factor for obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). FOPWL is a key policy tool of a comprehensive approach to regulate unhealthy food environments and help combat obesity and the burden of NCDs in the Caribbean.
Octagonal Front of Package warning Labels empower Caribbean citizens of every age, literacy and background to make informed healthier decisions about the foods they consume for themselves and their families.
Join us in reaching out to local National Bureaus of Standards and the stakeholders tasked with voting on this important Standard which has the potential to significantly change regional food environments. You have a right know what is in your food and a right to be involved in a process that affects your health.
Choose your country from the list to send the letter shown below to your local Bureau indicating your support for Octagonal Front of Package Warning Labelling and the Final Draft CARICOM Regional Standard for Specification for labelling of pre-packaged foods (FDCRS 5:2010).
This is the letter that will be sent to to your local Bureau indicating your support for Octagonal Front of Package Warning Labelling and the Final Draft CARICOM Regional Standard for Specification for labelling of pre-packaged foods (FDCRS 5:2010).
Find out more about Front-of-Package Warning Labeling here.
Find out more about the ‘Now More Than Ever Better Labels, Better Choices, Better Health’ Regional Campaign Promoting Front-of-Package Warning Labelling here.