Global Nutrition Database for Packaged Food

Cameroon

National Policy Response

Country targets

Sodium

No targets

Fat

No targets

Sugar

No targets

Other relevant packaged food policies

Front-of-Package Labeling Regulations

None

Marketing Restrictions

None

Trans Fatty Acid Regulations 

None

Fiscal Policies

None

Packaged Food Sampling

2021

Nutrient types Sodium
Products sampled 505

Methods

A food purchase audit was carried out in the cities of Bamenda and Yaoundé in the North West and Center Regions to identify the most frequently purchased packaged food products. This was done through questionnaires as part of an audit to identify the most frequently purchased packed foods , which were shared with the managers of 101 randomly selected rural stores and urban supermarkets in Bamenda and Yaoundé, such as Santa Lucia, New Life Supermarket, Carrefour and Faith Shopping. The products were grouped into 13 categories following the Afro Nutrition Profiling Model framework.

Products in each of the categories were purchased and analyzed to determine the sodium content using the LAQUA Twin Sodium meter. The labelled sodium density (mg per 100 g of product) of each product was compared to the lab values to assess label accuracy. The results showed a label accuracy of 80%.

The mean, median, minimum, maximum, median, and interquartile range (IQR) of sodium density measured (mg per 100 g of product) are reported for the 13 food categories.

Data source

Citation: Pending publication

Contact: Mbiydzenyuy Ferdinant Sonyuy

CEO Reconciliation and Development Association (RADA)

[email protected]

Institution leading data collection

Reconciliation and Development Association (RADA)