The Americas – Costa Rica: New Procedures for the simplified sanitary registration of low-risk processed foods

The new Decree No. 43291-S establishes the procedure for simplified sanitary registration by notification, sanitary registration, registration acknowledgments, raw materials, control and surveillance of processed foods and low-risk cosmetics.

It is excluded in its scope of application:

  • Food products that despite being considered low risk present some nutritional descriptor.
  • Products specifically aimed at a population under 3 years of age.
  • Energy drinks and food supplements
  • Food or raw material containing any extract of the cannabis plant.