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    Guide to Food Regulations in Mexico

    Author: Leatherhead Food Research Published: April 2013

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    Description

    The Guide to Food Regulations in Mexico is intended to help companies selling products in the Mexican market as well as exporters, importers, distributors and other food companies with an interest in selling food in Mexico, to develop a basic understanding of the main statutory instruments applicable and controls applied by the national authorities. The guide covers: 

    • Structure of food legislation
    • Authorities responsible for legislation-making, controls and enforcement
    • Labelling provisions in place
    • Information about additive usage and maximum levels as provided in legislation
    • Details on compositional requirements for certain food categories:
      - Non-Alcoholic Beverages
      - Biscuits and Fine Bakery Wares
      - Chocolate and Chocolate Products
      - Sugar Confectionery

    What’s new in the 2013 Guide to Food Regulations in Mexico?

    The updated Mexican Guide includes a new additive section in line with the new additive legislation published in July 2012; this now includes additive permissibility in alcoholic beverages and food supplements. The positive list of processing aids and enzymes is also included.

    New composition and labelling requirements for non-alcoholic flavoured beverages have been provided as a result of the publication of a new Mexican Official Standard on these products. 

    In addition, a new section for alcoholic beverage labelling has been included.

    Leatherhead's Guide to Food Regulations

    The Guide to Food Regulations in Mexico is an easy-to-use publication which provides valuable information, in English, derived from Mexican standards/documents, most of which are only available in Spanish, and from contact with relevant Mexican authorities. 

    This Guide, together with the Guide to Food Regulations in Brazil, covers the publications for the Latin American countries.

    Click here for a complete list of Leatherhead's Guides to Food Regulations and please click here for all our Regulatory Guides.

    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.

    Features

    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 

    General Remarks
    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.

    Authors/contributors

    Leatherhead Food Research

    Contents

    • Introduction
    • Executive Summary
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms
    • General Remarks
    • Additives and Processing Aids
    • Foods Subject to Mandatory Fortification
    • Foodstuffs with Modifications in their Composition
    • Beverages and Non-alcoholic Beverages
    • Biscuits and Fine Bakery Wares
    • Chocolate and Chocolate Products
    • Sugar Confectionery
    • General Labelling Requirements for Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
    • General Labelling Requirements for Alcoholic Beverages
    • Appendix 1 - Portion Sizes
    • Appendix 2 - Trade Agreements
    • References

     

    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.

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