Mechanisms - Secretaria Regional Ministerial de Salud (SEREMI de Salud) [Ministry of Health through its Regional Representation]

Lead government agency:
Ministry of Health
Established year:
2004

Function(s)

Monitoring:
  • Monitoring compliance
  • Applying sanctions to identified violations
Explanations
Mandate: 

The Ministry of Health through its Regional Representation (Secretaria Regional Ministerial de Salud (SEREMI de Salud)) (https://www.minsal.cl/secretarias-regionales-ministeriales-de-salud/) oversees regulation compliance of different nutrients (including TFA) in food products (http://www.indap.gob.cl/docs/default-source/extensionrural/alimentos-pro...). There has not been a mechanism specifically to monitor trans fats only, it has been done in conjunction with other nutrients in foods.

The SEREMI de Salud was established via legislation 19937 in 2004 (https://www.leychile.cl/Navegar?idNorma=221629).

Notes: 

WHO Regional Office for the Americas

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