- Sodium: No targets
- Sugar: No targets
- Saturated fat: No targets
Packaged Food Sampling
- Number of packaged food products: 850
- Data collected: July 2015 – February 2016
- Nutrient type: Sodium
Packaged food data from Peru was obtained as part of a larger study from 14 participating countries: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. Data collection from these participating countries was done by research teams from the Latin American Network of Food Composition Data System (LATINFOODS). Each country was required to collect a product samples for 12 food categories. The nutrition facts table data was acquired by taking photos of packaged food products from grocery stores that had the greatest market share in each country. In Peru, the study included 850 food products.
Mean, median, standard deviation, interquartile range and minimum and maximum levels were calculated for sodium content (mg/100 grams) in each of 12 food categories and were used for comparison with the regional target level for sodium.
Citation: Arcand J, Blanco-Metzler A, Benavides Aguilar K, L’Abbe MR, Legetic B. Sodium Levels in Packaged Foods Sold in 14 Latin American and Caribbean Countries: A Food Label Analysis.\_Nutrients. 2019;11(2):369. Published 2019 Feb 11. doi:10.3390/nu11020369
Dr. Maria Reyes Garcia
Institution leading data collection
Latin American Network of Food Composition Data System (LATINFOODS)