Amendment Proposals To Mexican Official Standard 051 For The Labelling Of Pre-Packaged Food And Non-Alcoholic Beverages
The deadline to file comments before the National Advisory Committee on Official Standards Regulation and Sanitary Promotion in relation to the "Draft Modification to the Official Mexican Standard NOM-051" for pre-packaged food and non-alcoholic beverages, expired on December 10, 2019.
As previously reported, OLIVARES timely filed comments against the Draft and the most controversial amendment contained in section 4.5.1, asserting that such modification restricts the use of characters, drawings and images of celebrities on the labels of pre-packaged food and non-alcoholic beverages that contain a seal because they exceed the amount of calories, free sugars, saturated fats, trans fats and sodium.
The National Advisory Committee on Official Standards Regulation and Sanitary Promotion has now concluded its analysis and has approved the amendments to the Draft and the so called "front labelling system".
Up until today, the final text is still not available. However, OLIVARES has been able to confirm that the "front labelling system" and the abovementioned controversial modification have been approved with some minor changes.
As mentioned in previous newsletters, (New labelling regulations that will impact the food and beverage industry in Mexico https://bit.ly/38N7b6k and Possible Implications Of The Draft Modification To Food And Drinks Labeling Standart In Mexico...
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