The country’s most popular food chain has come under pressure to stop using imported produce.
The Food Pyramid has been criticized by consumers in Colombia, as well as by farmers and farmers’ rights groups who have complained about rising costs for local producers and an increasingly scarce supply of organic and locally grown food.
The chain sells more than 30 products, including flour, oil, flour-and-sugar syrup, cheese, milk, meat, vegetables and fruit.
It has also drawn criticism from the United Nations, which has said it is “deeply concerned” by the chain’s use of imported products.
Colombia’s government has banned the chain from importing certain fruits and vegetables from the US and Canada, as the US food embargo has restricted the export of agricultural goods to countries including Venezuela and Iran.
In the meantime, the chain has been selling imported produce from other countries, like Australia and Brazil, and from Chile.