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Mexico OKs proposed prepackaged food, drinks labeling regulation

February 3, 2020

The Mexican Department of Economy and the Mexican Commission of Sanitary Risk Prevention (COFEPRIS) this past week approved the proposed changes to the current labeling regulation for prepackaged food products and beverages sold in the retail sector.

These changes include the use of “octagons” on the front of the package to warn consumers about products “high in sodium” and other elements of concern such as calories, sugars, saturated fats and trans fats.

The goal of the changes is to provide consumers with enough information so they can make healthy choices and help reduce the alarmingly high levels of obesity in the country.

See more information in the Feb. 3 Edition of MondayLine.