The parliamentary accuses the pasta company "conduct campaign & # 39; persistent communication" that seeks to "disturb and tfrasforma" public health policy like Labeling Law.
The senator Guido Girardi, Commission President of the Senate Health and author of the Law on Nutritional Labeling, attended this viermes until the Regional Ministerial Secretariat (SEREM) of Metropolitan Health, which together Hernán Calderón, President of the National Guild of Consumers and Users (Conadecus), lodged a complaint against Carozzi "for the children's health attack."
The parliamentary and social leaders accuse the company & # 39; buns "Fulfill campaign & # 39; persistent communication" seeking to "distort and confuse" public health policy like Labeling Law.
"Article 53 of the Health Code is very clear and prohibit the development of & # 39; any & # 39; campaign, dissemination or propaganda to ask questions and create public policies related to prevention"Girardi explained.
"Obviously here the law is broken and want the authorities to give a clear signal that, although strong political pressures may or may exercise, all must comply with the law in force", Stressed the legislature.
The parliamentarians explained that "Chile has one of the highest prevalences of & # 39; childhood obesity and overweight, as well as in adults, causing diseases who are our main causes & # 39; death as cancers, the attacks heart, vascular accidents and complications & # 39; hypertension and diabetes.
"Prevention is the best strategy and the National Congress of Chile approved, b & # 39; a large majority, public policy b & # 39; that objective and is considered as an effective tool to prevent obesity." Experts from WHO, FAO made with book & # 39; this initiative to serve & # 39; model for other countries in the world to follow "said the senator.
Girardi reminded that the initiative "It has been prepared by the Academy of Science, the Chilean societies & # 39; Paediatrics and Nutrition and has extensive technical support."
The PPD Senator noted that "many industry complied with the law, but others were not. We respect the right of & # 39; opinion, but Carozzi gone beyond that and develop actions & # 39; Concrete propaganda to deceive wrong and misleading. F & # 39; December 2016, they have financed "face" to say that the law was bad, confusing public opinion and children. All told scientific world & # 39; stop & # 39; and had to withdraw. "
The legislator added that f & # 39; last June "They viralized other campaign through & # 39; social networks – that goes beyond the right to say – to say that the stamps do not work for 100 grams and be f & # 39 portions, which can be manipulated and b & # 39, so avoid them. "
"Do not think that industry, which is considered serious, published Saturday 17 f & # 39; La Tercera that the evaluation of the law is negative and on Sunday its chairman (Gonzalo Bofill) says it should be changed", Drew attention to the legislature.
"The next day the Minister of Health (Emilio Santelices) of assessment by the Chilean universities, Diego Portales and North Carolina, says that consumption of & # 39; soft drinks decreased by & # 39; 25% and b & # 39; 9% of cereals, and has a very high approval citizenship in recognition of stamps ", said the parliamentarians.
For legislators "One thing is the right to view and another is to develop a concerted campaign, in fact, is counter-children & # 39; this country." It seems unacceptable that instead of adapting to the law, like everyone else, try to match with the law & # 39; your interests. "
Girardi said this "It is not possible to maximize their profits by industry is available to try and block state policy questions, so there are no seals and sell rubbish in & # 39; & # 39 b apparently packaging; health and make misleading advertising."