Global Nutrition Database for Packaged Food

Montenegro

National Policy Response

Country targets

Sodium

Mandatory targets set in 2018 applied to 9 categories 

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

2020-2021

Nutrient types Sodium
Products sampled 1,972

Methods 

Data was collected from the information system database of the Institute for Public Health of Montenegro. The analyzed data includes data on samples taken in the framework of the Food and feed safety measures Program for 2021 and 2022 (Official Gazette of Montenegro, No. 81/21 and No. 39/22), which includes the Program for monitoring the quality and salt content of bakery products. The analysis also included the salt content of samples from other categories of products that were submitted for testing Institute for Public Health of Montenegro by inspection authorities or food business operators in this period. 

Products were categorized into 3 main groups and further into 17 sub-categories corresponding to those established by the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro in cooperation with the Directorate for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Affairs in Montenegro. Mean, median, minimum and maximum values (mg per 100 g of product) were calculated. 

Data source

Monitoring Sodium Content in Processed Foods in Montenegro 2021–2022: Compliance with National Legislation and WHO standards (report under preparation). 

Citation: Note yet available

Contact

Zorica Djordjevic, MD, specialist of hygiene 
e-mail: [email protected]  
web: www.ijzcg.me 

Institution leading data collection

Institute of Public Health Montenegro