Overview of the different labeling and marking requirements, including any restrictive advertising or labeling practices and where to get more information.
Labeling requirements for foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals are developed by the National Institute for Normalization and Standards (INNOQ). There are specific norms for each product, but the regulations and enforcement are under the responsibility of the Ministry of Health. Labeling for all pharmaceuticals and some consumer products must be in Portuguese. The Government has re-affirmed its Portuguese-language labeling requirements on all foodstuffs entering the local market.