The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) will resolve the constitutionality of the new labeling that warns about excess fats, sugars and calories in industrialized foods, when reviewing the appeals filed by Nutrisa, McCormick, Del Fuerte and Herdez, against the amendments to the Mexican Official Standard NOM-051-SCFI/SSA1-2010, in force since 2020.
Saint Lucia – Department of Sustainable Development reminds the general public of mandatory labelling requirements for plastic imports
aint Lucia’s Department of Sustainable Development reminds the general public of mandatory labelling requirements for plastic imports. As per the Styrofoam and Plastics Food Service Containers (Prohibition) Act No. 22 of 2019 and the amendment No. 8 of 2020, ALL permitted plastics being imported into Saint Lucia must be clearly labelled and accompanied by supporting documentation for identification by the Customs and Excise Department.
Brazil – Amendment to Regulatory Instruction No. 75 – Technical Requirements for Nutrition Labeling Claims on Prepackaged Foods
RECTIFICACIÓN: En el Anexo V de la Instrucción Normativa – IN N° 75, del 8 de octubre de 2020, publicada en el Diario Oficial de la Federación N° 195, del 9 de octubre de 2020, apartado 1, pág. 113 a 124.
Brazil – Technical Regulation on Identity and Quality of Ground Beef
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply publishes ORDINANCE SDA No. 664 on the Technical Regulation on Identity and Quality of Ground Beef.
Article/Mexico – Analysis of stakeholders’ responses to the food warning labels regulation in Mexico
In Mexico, the inclusion of a front-of-pack label in the Official Mexican Standard 051 (NOM-051 for its Spanish acronym) has been widely discussed for years by different stakeholder groups. In 2019, the NOM-051 modification project was proposed, which included front-of-pack warning labels. To be modified, it underwent a public consultation period where stakeholders sent their comments to be reviewed and considered. The purpose of this study was to analyse the stakeholders’ perspectives during the public consultation of the NOM-051 modification project.