Ofelia Medina

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Specialist

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Peru Enhances Sanitary Requirements for Import of Milk and Milk Products from Uruguay

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Aug 20, 2019

On August 16, 2019, the Official Gazette of Peru has published the new Directoral Resolution No. 0044-2019-MINAGRI-SENASA-DSA “Approve mandatory compliance requirements for the importation of milk and dairy products intended for human consumption from Uruguay.“

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Topics: Food Safety, Peru

Chile Proposes Draft Rules on Labelling of Food Supplements

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Aug 20, 2019

On August 16, 2019, the Health Ministry of Chile has released new draft guidelines regarding the labelling of food supplements:

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Topics: Chile, Food Labeling

Mexico Adopts New Maximum Residue Limits of Pesticides – May 2019

Posted by Ofelia Medina on May 28, 2019

On May 24, 2019, the National Health Service, Food safety and Quality of Mexico published the new “Table of Maximum Residue limits of Pesticides.“

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Topics: Mexico, Pesticides, MRLs

Mexico Integrates the List of Food Additives and Adjuvants with New Limits on Enzymes

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Apr 4, 2019

On April 1, 2019, the Mexican Secretarìa De Salud published the new “Amendment of Agreement that determines additives and adjuvants in food, beverages and food supplements, their use and health standards: Annex VI – Enzymes.“

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Topics: Food Additives, Mexico

Chile Amends Milk Definition in Food Health Regulation, Decree 977

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Mar 8, 2019

On March 6, 2019, the Library of National Congress of Chile published the new “Decree 71 –modification to Supreme Decree n º 977, of 1996, of the Ministry of Health, Sanitary regulation of the food.“

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Topics: Chile, Dairy

Mexico Amends Annexes to Food Additives Regulation

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Feb 13, 2019

In February 2019, the Health Secretary updated two Annexes of the “Amendment of Agreement that determines additives and adjuvants in food, beverages and food supplements.“

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Topics: Mexico, additives

Mexico Releases New Official Dairy Standards

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Feb 1, 2019

On January 31, 2019, the Official Journal of the Federation published the following standards on yogurt, milk powder or dehydrated milk and cheese:

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Topics: Mexico, Dairy, standards

Mexican Amendment on Additives: Annatto extract (INS 160b ii) Allowed as Colorant

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Oct 2, 2018

On September 21, 2018, a new amendment for the “Agreement that determines additives and adjuvants in food, beverages and food supplements, their use and health standards – DOF 16/07/12”  was published in the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) website.

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Topics: Food Additives, COFEPRIS

Chile Releases New Amendments for the Food Health Regulation

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Jul 13, 2018

The Chilean Ministry of Health has released new amendments for several decrees and draft amendments for Decree 977 Food Health Regulations in July 2018.

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Topics: Chile, MRLs, Food Contaminants

New Amendment For Mexico Additives Regulation

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Feb 20, 2018

On February 9 and 14,  2018, new amendments to the “Agreement that determines additives and adjuvants in food, beverages and food supplements, their use and health standards – DOF 16/07/12” were published in the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) website.

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Topics: Food Additives, Mexico, food regulation

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