Global Nutrition Database for Packaged Food

Colombia

National Policy Response

Country targets

Sodium

Mandatory targets set for 2025 applied to 59 food categories  

Fat

No targets

Sugar

No targets

Other relevant packaged food policies

Front-of-Package Labeling Regulations

Marketing Restrictions

None

Trans Fatty Acid Regulations 

Best practice passed 2012  

Packaged Food Sampling

2016

Nutrient types Sodium
Products sampled 6,708

Sodium:

Methods 

A cross-sectional survey was conducted to collect data on nutrient content of all packaged food products available for purchase, regardless of the products country of origin. Data collection took place between August and November 2016 , in 16 supermarkets from the five largest retail chains of Bogotá at the time of the study. Data were collected by 10 fieldworkers who received standardized training on data collection and entry. Photos were taken on all sides of each product to capture the following: barcode, nutritional facts (i.e., energy, sodium/salt, total sugar, total fat, saturated fat, and trans-fat), ingredients, product name, brand, manufacturer, and package size. The data were collected and managed within a REDCap database, with support from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Products were classified into one of 12 food categories. Statistical analyses were performed to calculate the mean levels of the nutrients of concern per 100 gramor per 100mL using SAS version 9.4. 

Data source

Nutrition Quality of Packaged Foods in Bogotá, Colombia: A Comparison of Two Nutrient Profile Models 

Citation: Mora-Plazas M, Gómez LF, Miles DR, Parra DC, Taillie LS. Nutrition Quality of Packaged Foods in Bogotá, Colombia: A Comparison of Two Nutrient Profile Models. Nutrients. 2019 

Contact

No contact information

Institution leading data collection

La Universidad Nacional de Colombia, School of Medicine of Javeriana University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill