Chile’s Health ministry has received a formal complaint against fast food companies operating in the country that continue to give out toys and give-aways in children’s meals.
The June 7, 2012 ban on the toys was an effort to reduce obesity rates amongst the country’s youngsters, yet officials say it is not being honored. According to the Washington Post, Senator Giudo Girardi, who brought the issue to the attention of the health ministry said “These businesses know that this food damages the health of children and they know that the law is in effect. They’re using fraudulent and abusive means.”
If this South American’s countrys health ministry finds fast food providers like McDonald’s and Burger King guilty of violating the ban they face fines.