Mexico – Published amendment to the General Health Law on trans fats

DECREE adding an article 216 Bis to the General Health Law.

Sole Article.- An article 216 Bis is added to the General Health Law, to read as follows:
Article 216 Bis.- Edible oils and fats, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages, may not contain in their presentation for sale to the public partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, which have been added during their industrial manufacturing process.
Foods, non-alcoholic beverages, oils and fats may not exceed two parts of industrially produced trans fatty acids for every one hundred parts of total fatty acids.
The Ministry of Health will establish the regulation bases for industrially produced trans fatty acids under the terms of this precept.