Overview of the different labeling and marking requirements, including any restrictive advertising or labeling practices and where to get more information.
In June 2018, the Ministry of Health (MINSA) approved a Warning Label Manual (Supreme Decree 012-2018-SA), which established that health warnings regarding certain packaged foods and beverages had to be on the front of a package and could not be partially or totally covered. The rules put forth in the manual are not applicable to food ingredients. The supreme decree originally set June 2020 as the deadline ending the use of stickers to meet packaging requirements and be in compliance. Subsequently, MINSA extended the exemption for the use of stickers to comply with Peru’s nutritional warning labels for processed food products two more times. The last extension, specific to imported products, covers nine additional months, with the extension period ending March 31, 2022.