Labeling Reference Guide for Chile is available in our RegData® library.
This is a comprehensive and user-friendly tool, created by our in-house experts that can help you find your way around complex labeling rules set by food regulator in Chile. It is aimed to provide guidance on which information is mandatory, which parts of it are voluntary and what should a label actually look like. Remember that you can try RegData® for free.
Labeling Legislation in Chile
In Chile the Food Health Act (Reglamento Sanitario de los Alimentos DTO. No. 977/96, D.OF. 13-05-97) is the legislation that establishes the health requirements for the production, manufacturing, import, package, storage, distribution and sell of food for human consumption.
The Food Health Act was first published on May 13th, 1997, and entered into force on November 13th, 1997.
The Food Health Act sets general food labeling requirements in Paragraph II “De la rotulación y publicidad” (Labeling and Advertisement).
The Chile labeling guide is based on the Consolidated Text of the Food Health Act updated to January 2015, the last revision published in the Ministry of Health website.
Which Information is Mandatory?
Labeling of packaged food products shall include the following information:
Which is the Standard Template for the Nutritional Table?
According to the legislation, the nutritional information is mandatory but the legislation does not provide a preset template. Below is a guiding presentation of the nutrition table (Spanish) we have created based on Chile labeling rules.