Cosmetic and food products containing substances classified as carcinogenic might be required to bear a consumer alert on their packaging. This is what suggests a Bill of Law (PLS 215/2017) from the Brazilian Senate. The proposal is currently under analysis by the Commission of Transparency, Governance, Supervision, Control and Consumer Protection (Comissão de Transparência, Governança, Fiscalização e Controle e Defesa do Consumidor).

Citizens suggestion

According to the proposed text, the Ministry of Health will have to regulate the matter including by keeping up to date a list of potentially carcinogenic substances to be used as a reference by the industry.

The bill is currently under discussion at the Brazilian Senate. Photo: ©...

The bill is currently under discussion at the Brazilian Senate. Photo: © Robert Kneschke / shutterstock.com

The proposal was born from a suggestion made by participants in the Young Senator Program [1]. The initial suggestion (SUG 03/2017) was welcomed by the Senate Commission on Human Rights and Participative Legislation (Comissão de Direitos Humanos e Legislação Participativa) which named Senator Regina Sousa (PT-PI) as rapporteur.

Projeto de Lei do Senado (PLS 215/2017)