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MEXICO

MEXICO

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.

MEXICO

MEXICO

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.