Mercosur Parliament will evaluate bill on healthy eating
As part of the World Food Day, the Parliament of Mercosur (Parlasur) received a bill to promote the right to healthy food and food labeling in countries of the South American bloc.
FDA Updates Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued revised food safety standards for state regulatory programs that oversee food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods. These regulatory program standards, known as the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS), were first issued by the agency in May 2007 and are updated every three years. The 2019 changes include updates to defined terms, new appendices and job aides, as well as updates to the current standards.
Open public consultation for modification of the Official Mexican Standard NOM-051-SCFI / SSA1-2010, General labeling specifications for prepackaged non-alcoholic foods and beverages - Commercial and sanitary information
The purpose of this modification of the Official Mexican Standard is to establish the commercial and health information that the labeling of the pre-packaged product of national or foreign manufacture, marketed in national territory, as well as determine the characteristics of said information and establish a frontal label system for the general population, a purpose of informing the consumer in a clear and truthful way about the content of critical nutrients that pose risks to their health in excessive consumption.
The legislative branch supports the reform of the general health law for a new food labeling
The Chamber of Deputies approved in general and in particular the reforms to frontal food labeling in the General Health Law. With 445 votes in favor, 0 against and 3 abstentions, the plenary approved this opinion that seeks to establish that warnings on processed foods and non-alcoholic beverages are shown on the frontal labeling. These reforms pass to the Senate of the Republic for analysis and, where appropriate, ratification.
FSSAI reviews the limits of the "refractive index" parameter in coconut oil standards to control its quality
The overall objective of the public consultation is to develop and enhance the amount of information available on nutrition to improve the accuracy of food industry values. Consumers prioritize safety and quality, and so, transparency and clarity are vital to ensuring awareness of, and adherence to, these values.
The Panamanian Food Safety Authority and the National Standards for Food Import establish an extension to present free sale certificates and analyses of raw materials, ingredients and industrialized or processed foods intended for human consumption
The National Standards for Food Import (DINAN in Spanish) informs that a 45-day extension period has been granted from September 4, 2019 until October 18, 2019 to present the free sale and analysis certificates. The other requirements established by the resolution will remain in force.
The National Institute of Food and Nutrition emits statement No. 02/2019 about the implementation of the Integrated System of Food Records Management
The General Department of the National Institute of Food and Nutrition (INAN n its Spanish acronym), informs users in general that from September 29 the Integrated System of Food Records Management (SIGRA in its Spanish acronym) will be implemented for applications of Sanitary Registration of Food Product (RSPA, in its Spanish acronym).