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Mexico Front of Package Labeling

Mexico’s Health and Sanitary Risk Authority has published a manual outlining the requirements for complying with its front of package labeling requirements.

Mexico’s Health and Sanitary Risk Authority (COFEPRIS) has published a more user friendly manual outlining the requirements for complying with its front of package labeling requirements for food and beverage products.  

On May 24, 2021, COFEPRIS published a manual outlining the commercial, nutritional, and sanitary information required to be included in labels for certain processed food and non-alcoholic beverage products sold in Mexico per NOM-051 (Front of Package Labeling Law), which entered into force on October 1, 2020.   

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Mexico has made available through its website an examination and translation of this manual maybe be found on this Foreign Agricultural Service website

This ATO report is a noteworthy instrument to inform U.S. processed foods and non-alcoholic beverage companies interested in the Mexican market and it provides further instruction on proper labeling formats as required by NOM-051. U.S. exporters are encouraged to review these requirements carefully.  

For questions or to receive additional information on exporting U.S. food and beverage products to Mexico, please contact Senior Commercial Specialist Juan Herrera with the U.S. Commercial Service in Guadalajara at Juan.Herrera@trade.gov
Alternatively, to contact ATO in Mexico directly, please reach out to atomexico@usda.gov

06/29/2021