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New food labelling law approved by Mexican government, opposed by industry

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NCD Alliance

10 Mar 2020

Mexico approved a new warning labelling regulation for food and beverages in January, but industry groups have appealed against it. After a 2019 reform of the General Health Law and after an open consultation with all sectors, the Mexican regulatory agencies approved modifications to the Mexican Norm NOM-051, the relevant official mandatory standard, for an ambitious front of package (FOP) warning labelling of foods and beverages. This new regulation would replace the current Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) labels in the country, which civil society argue were developed with the support of industry groups back in 2014.

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