The Guide to Food Regulations in Mexico is an easy-to-use publication which provides information to companies interested in learning about Mexican food legislation.
The Guide to Food Regulations in Mexico is divided into 10 main sectors:
- General Remarks
- Additives and Processing Aids
- Foods Subject to Mandatory Fortification
- Foodstuffs with Modification in their Composition
- Beverages, Non-alcoholic - Compositional and Specific Labelling Requirements
- Biscuits and Fine Bakery Wares - Compositional and Specific Labelling Requirements
- Chocolate and Chocolate Products - Compositional and Specific Labelling Requirements
- Sugar Confectionery - Compositional and Specific Labelling Requirements
- General Labelling Requirements for Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
- General Labelling Requirements for Alcoholic Beverages
The section General Remarks provides an insight on how food legislation is controlled in Mexico, listing the main statutory instruments building the framework of food safety, hygiene and consumer information in the country, including topics such as control of additives, flavourings, labelling, contaminants and materials and articles in contact with food.
It also contains information about the authorities responsible for food control.
Additives and Processing Aids
The section on Additives and Processing Aids includes provisions on additives authorised in the country, together with the enzymes and processing aids that can be used in the manufacture of foods, beverages and food supplements.
Compositional and Labelling Requirements: Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Biscuits and Fine Bakery Wares, Chocolate and Chocolate Products, and Sugar Confectionery
These four sections contain information on compositional requirements as laid down in individual commodity-based standards, listing reserved descriptions used, mandatory and optional ingredients and specific labelling requirements, where applicable.
General Labelling Requirements for Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages and General Labelling Requirements for Alcoholic Beverages
These sections describe the main provisions related to general labelling and nutrition labelling applicable in the country, for foods and non-alcoholic beverages and for alcoholic beverages.
This section also includes national provisions related to labelling, such as references to nutrition and health claims legislation, allergen declaration and additional labelling requirements, such as declaration of flavourings.
Note: The electronic copy of this Guide will be issued in the form of a secure PDF file which is accessible from one PC only.