Ofelia Medina

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Specialist

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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

Chile Releases an Amendment on Claims Regulation

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Jan 15, 2018

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On January 12, 2018, The Chilean Ministry of Health released an amendment to the Resolution 860 approving the Technical Standard No. 191 on Nutritional Guidelines for declaring Healthy Food Properties (Claims). The Resolution 1671 was published in the National Congress Library of Chile and it will enter into force on January 26 of 2018.

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Topics: Labeling, Chile, Claims

New Amendments to Mexico Additives Regulation

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Dec 8, 2017

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 to the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) website on November 12 and 15 and December 8 of 2017. The additions listed below of new substances and/or functions for existing substances published in these amendments were approved by the Secretary of Health to be use in certain food categories.

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Topics: Food Additives, Mexico, COFEPRIS

New Mexican Regulation on MRLs of Pesticides: NOM-082-SAG-FITO/SSA1-2017

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Oct 10, 2017

Mexico has released the NOM-082-SAG-FITO/SSA1-2017 “Maximum residues limits (MRL). Technical Guidelines and Procedures for the Authorization and Revision,” publishing the content of the Standard in the website of the Mexican Official Journal (Diario Oficial de la Federación) on October 4, 2017.

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Topics: Mexico, Pesticides, COFEPRIS

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