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Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service

The Mexican legislature is currently considering a proposal to have warning or “stop” sign labels on the front of pack labels for processed products and non-alcoholic beverages that inform consumers of “unhealthy” products, similar to the system currently used in Chile. On July 24, 2019, the Health Commission of the Mexico House of Representatives approved the proposed reforms to various articles of the General Health Law that would require the labeling changes. The proposal is now set to be voted on by the entire lower chamber on September 1, 2019. If passed, the Mexican Senate will also need to approve the legislation. Timing of passage and implementation of any new requirements is unknown but is not expected this year. 

Mexico: Front of Pack Labeling Warning Signs

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