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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    Herdez and others v. Government (Case No. 465/2022)

    2024 The constitutionality of the amendments to the General Health Law and to NOM-51 that adopted front-of-package warning labels for prepackaged food and beverages.

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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    Santa Clara, S.A. de C.V. v. Government (pending)

    2022 In 2020, plaintiff filed an amparo measure against the Modification of the Mexican Official Norm that regulates the General labelling specifications for pre-packaged food and non-alcoholic beverages.

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  • Mexico
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Amendment to NOM-51 – Front-of-Pack Labeling (Warning Labels) (2020)

    Mar. 27, 2020 This administrative regulation (NORMA Oficial Mexicana) amends NOM-51. It introduces a front-of-pack labeling model based on warning labels, effectively repealing the 2014 amendment to NOM-51. Moreover, it introduces advertising restrictions....

    • Labeling
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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    Desde el Corazón del Fruto, S.A. de C.V. v Government

    2020 In 2020, plaintiff filed an amparo measure against the Amendment to NOM-51 that adopted front-of-package warning labels for prepackaged food and beverages.

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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    El Poder del Consumidor v. Government

    May. 8, 2019 El Poder del Consumidor (EPC) filed an unconstitutionality claim challenging the Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) labeling model in Mexico. After a positive decision in the first instance, the case...

    • Labeling
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  • Mexico
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Amendments to the General Health Law – Overweight, Obesity, and Labeling of Prepackaged Foods and Beverages (2019)

    Nov. 8, 2019 To add provisions on overweight, obesity, and labeling of prepackaged food and beverages to the General Health Law (1984)

    • LabelingSchool Environment
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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    Alimentos Del Fuerte S.A. v. Ministry of Education

    Jan. 18, 2017 A food company, Del Fuerte, filed a petition against the Ministry of Health and Education to challenge the ban on the sale of junk food established in schools.

    • Marketing
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  • Mexico
    Decision · Administrative

    El Poder del Consumidor v. Coca Cola

    Apr. 28, 2016 El Poder de Consumidor filed a complaint against Coca Cola due to its product Sidral Mundet, advertised since the 1970s with phrases such as “made with apple juice”, to strengthen...

    • Marketing
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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    Several Industries v. Government

    2015 After a tax increase on processed foods and industrialized sugar-sweetened beverages in 2014, the industry challenged the constitutionality of the tax. The law's constitutionality was held in a series of five...

    • Fiscal Policies
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  • Mexico
    Law · Programmatic documents

    General Guidelines for the Sale and Distribution of Food and Beverages for Consumption in Schools

    May. 16, 2014 The purpose of the regulation is to promote healthy nutrition in public schools.

    • School Environment
    • 1
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  • Mexico
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Amendment to NOM-51 – Front of Pack Labeling (Guidelines Daily Amounts) (2014)

    Jul. 25, 2014 This administrative regulation amends NOM-51 to mandate the adoption of a front-of-pack labeling model based on the guidelines daily amount (GDA)

    • Labeling
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  • Mexico
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Amendments to the General Health Law – Advertising (2014)

    Feb. 14, 2014 To restrict advertising of prepackaged foods and beverages in order to protect public health and the best interest of the child.

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  • Mexico
    Law · Programmatic documents

    National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Overweight, Obesity and Diabetes

    Oct. 2013 The strategy arises due to the magnitude and frequency with which the population suffers from overweight, obesity, and other NCDs, which cause very high levels of expenditure in the health...

    • LabelingMarketing
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  • Mexico
    Decision · Administrative

    Federal Consumer Protection Agency v. Kellogg Company México, S. de R.L de C.V. (Zucaritas)

    Sep. 28, 2011 After monitoring food advertisements on TV, the Federal Consumer Protection Agency questioned Kelogg Company Mexico's advertisement on one of their cereals (Zucaritas) because it contained phrases subject to misleading minors...

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  • Mexico
    Decision · Administrative

    Federal Consumer Protection Agency v. Kellogg Company México, S. de R.L de C.V. (Choco Krispis)

    Oct. 4, 2011 After monitoring food advertisements on TV, the Federal Consumer Protection Agency questioned Kelogg Company Mexico's advertisement on one of their cereals (Choco Krispis) because it contained questionable statements regarding the...

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  • Mexico
    Law · Administrative Acts

    NOM-51 General labeling specifications for prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages – Commercial and health information

    Feb. 18, 2010 This administrative regulation (NORMA Oficial Mexicana) sets forth the commercial and health information requirements for the labeling of prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages.

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  • Mexico
    Law · Legislation

    Law For The Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Eating Disorders in the Federal District

    Oct. 23, 2008 To provide a legal framework to develop mechanisms and tools to prevent and comprehensively address obesity, overweight and eating disorders, as well as to promote the adoption of correct eating...

    • MarketingSchool Environment
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  • Mexico
    Decision · Judicial

    Jugos del Valle (Coca Cola) v. Government

    2003 Jugos del Valle discussed with the State on whether fruit and nectarine fruit drinks was considered food for VAT purposes. The VAT tax rate for the sale of food was...

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  • Mexico
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Regulation of Sanitary Control of Products and Services

    Aug. 9, 1999 This regulation aims to control and carry out the corresponding health promotion of the manufacturing, import, and export process, as well as activities, services, and establishments related to food products...

    • Labeling
    • 3
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  • Mexico
    Law · Legislation

    Federal Law on Consumer Protection

    Dec. 24, 1992 This law seeks to promote and protect consumer rights and to seek equity, certainty and legal security in relations between providers and consumers. This law has been amended on 9...

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  • Mexico
    Law · Administrative Acts

    Regulation of the General Health Law on Advertising

    Sep. 9, 1986 This regulation provides for a health control over the advertising of various categories of goods and services, including food and beverages.

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  • Mexico
    Law · Legislation

    General Health Law

    Feb. 7, 1984 This law regulates the right to health that every person has according to Article 4 of the Constitution of Mexico. First enacted in 1984, it has been amended several times...

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • Mexico
    Law · Legislation

    Law on the Special Tax on the Production of Goods and Services

    Dec. 30, 1980 The law regulates the special tax applicable to different goods and services. The law has been amended on 15 November 2016 to include products such as energy drinks, alcoholic beverages,...

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  • Mexico
    Law · Constitutions

    Constitution of Mexico (1917)

    Feb. 5, 1917 The Mexican Constitution provides fundamental norms on the organization of the Federal State and a Bill of Rights.

    • Fundamental Rights
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Herdez and others v. Government (Case No. 465/2022)Mexico DecisionJudicial2024"Advertising, Advertising in labeling, Children, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Fundamental Rights, Health warnings in points of sale, Labeling, Marketing, Right to food, Right to health, Right to information, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/herdez-alimentos-del-fuerte-mccormik-de-mexico-and-nutrisa-v-government/The constitutionality of the amendments to the General Health Law and to NOM-51 that adopted front-of-package warning labels for prepackaged food and beverages.
Santa Clara S.A. de C.V. v. Government (pending)Mexico DecisionJudicial2022"Advertising, Advertising in labeling, Children, Content regulation, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Fundamental Rights, Health warnings in points of sale, Labeling, Marketing, Right to food, Right to health, Right to information, Rights of children, Trans fat content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/1633/In 2020 plaintiff filed an amparo measure against the Modification of the Mexican Official Norm that regulates the General labelling specifications for pre-packaged food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Amendment to NOM-51 – Front-of-Pack Labeling (Warning Labels) (2020)Mexico LawAdministrative ActsMar. 27 2020"Advertising in labeling, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/nom-051-scfi-ssa1-2010-general-labelling-specifications-for-pre-packaged-food-and-non-alcoholic-beverages-commercial-and-sanitary-information/This administrative regulation (NORMA Oficial Mexicana) amends NOM-51. It introduces a front-of-pack labeling model based on warning labels effectively repealing the 2014 amendment to NOM-51. Moreover it introduces advertising restrictions.
Desde el Corazón del Fruto S.A. de C.V. v GovernmentMexico DecisionJudicial2020"Advertising, Advertising in labeling, Children, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Fundamental Rights, Health warnings in points of sale, Labeling, Marketing, Right to food, Right to health, Right to information, Trans fat content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/desde-el-corazon-del-fruto-s-a-de-c-v-v-government/In 2020 plaintiff filed an amparo measure against the Amendment to NOM-51 that adopted front-of-package warning labels for prepackaged food and beverages.
El Poder del Consumidor v. GovernmentMexico DecisionJudicialMay. 8 2019"Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/el-poder-del-consumidor-v-government-2015/El Poder del Consumidor (EPC) filed an unconstitutionality claim challenging the Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) labeling model in Mexico. After a positive decision in the first instance the case was taken by the Supreme Court.
Amendments to the General Health Law – Overweight Obesity and Labeling of Prepackaged Foods and Beverages (2019)Mexico LawAdministrative ActsNov. 8 2019"Back-of-pack labeling, Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling, School Environment"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/amendments-to-the-general-health-law-overweight-obesity-and-labeling-of-prepackaged-foods-and-beverages-2019/To add provisions on overweight obesity and labeling of prepackaged food and beverages to the General Health Law (1984)
Alimentos Del Fuerte S.A. v. Ministry of EducationMexico DecisionJudicialJan. 18 2017"Marketing, Schools"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/alimentos-del-fuerte-s-a-v-ministry-of-education-2016/A food company Del Fuerte filed a petition against the Ministry of Health and Education to challenge the ban on the sale of junk food established in schools.
El Poder del Consumidor v. Coca ColaMexico DecisionAdministrativeApr. 28 2016"Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/el-poder-del-consumidor-v-coca-cola-2015/El Poder de Consumidor filed a complaint against Coca Cola due to its product Sidral Mundet advertised since the 1970s with phrases such as “made with apple juice” to strengthen the association of the product with apples. <br /> <br /> The Federal Consumer Prosecution (PROFECO) requested the slogan to be removed but Coca Cola contested based on the ground that eliminating it would violate the commercial freedom of the company.
Several Industries v. GovernmentMexico DecisionJudicial2015"Fiscal Policies"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/several-industries-v-government-2015/After a tax increase on processed foods and industrialized sugar-sweetened beverages in 2014 the industry challenged the constitutionality of the tax.<br /> The law's constitutionality was held in a series of five continuous cases from different companies:<br /> 1. Desde el Corazón del Fruto S.A. de C.V.<br /> 2. Compañía Embotelladora del Fuerte S. de R.L. de C.V.<br /> 3. Embotelladora y Distribuidora GEPP S.A. de C.V.<br /> 4. Yoli de Acapulco S.A. de C.V.<br /> 5. Leche Bell S.A. de C.V.
General Guidelines for the Sale and Distribution of Food and Beverages for Consumption in SchoolsMexico LawProgrammatic documentsMay. 16 2014"Sale in school premises, School Environment, School meals"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/general-guidelines-for-the-sale-and-distribution-of-food-and-beverages-for-consumption-in-schools/The purpose of the regulation is to promote healthy nutrition in public schools.
Amendment to NOM-51 &#8211; Front of Pack Labeling (Guidelines Daily Amounts) (2014)Mexico LawAdministrative ActsJul. 25 2014"Front-of-pack nutritional labeling, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/amendment-to-nom-51-front-of-pack-labeling-guidelines-daily-amounts/This administrative regulation amends NOM-51 to mandate the adoption of a front-of-pack labeling model based on the guidelines daily amount (GDA)
Amendments to the General Health Law &#8211; Advertising (2014)Mexico LawAdministrative ActsFeb. 14 2014"Advertising, Children, Marketing, TV"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/decree-by-which-various-provisions-of-the-regulation-of-the-general-health-law-on-advertising-are-amended-added-and-repealed/To restrict advertising of prepackaged foods and beverages in order to protect public health and the best interest of the child.
National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Overweight Obesity and DiabetesMexico LawProgrammatic documentsOct. 2013"Labeling, Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-strategy-for-the-prevention-and-control-of-overweight-obesity-and-diabetes/The strategy arises due to the magnitude and frequency with which the population suffers from overweight obesity and other NCDs which cause very high levels of expenditure in the health system.
Federal Consumer Protection Agency v. Kellogg Company México S. de R.L de C.V. (Zucaritas)Mexico DecisionAdministrativeSep. 28 2011"Advertising, Children, Marketing, Promotion, TV"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/federal-consumer-protection-agency-v-kellogg-company-mexico-s-de-r-l-de-c-v/After monitoring food advertisements on TV the Federal Consumer Protection Agency questioned Kelogg Company Mexico's advertisement on one of their cereals (Zucaritas) because it contained phrases subject to misleading minors regarding energy requirements and sources.
Federal Consumer Protection Agency v. Kellogg Company México S. de R.L de C.V. (Choco Krispis)Mexico DecisionAdministrativeOct. 4 2011"Advertising, Children, TV"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/federal-consumer-protection-agency-v-kellogg-company-mexico-s-de-r-l-de-c-v-2/After monitoring food advertisements on TV the Federal Consumer Protection Agency questioned Kelogg Company Mexico's advertisement on one of their cereals (Choco Krispis) because it contained questionable statements regarding the nutrients of the cereal.
NOM-51 General labeling specifications for prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages &#8211; Commercial and health informationMexico LawAdministrative ActsFeb. 18 2010"Back-of-pack labeling, Claims on packaging, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/general-labeling-specifications-for-prepackaged-food-and-non-alcoholic-beverages-commercial-and-health-information/This administrative regulation (NORMA Oficial Mexicana) sets forth the commercial and health information requirements for the labeling of prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Law For The Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Eating Disorders in the Federal DistrictMexico LawLegislationOct. 23 2008"Marketing, Sale in school premises, School Environment, Schools"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-obesity-and-eating-disorders-in-mexico-city/To provide a legal framework to develop mechanisms and tools to prevent and comprehensively address obesity overweight and eating disorders as well as to promote the adoption of correct eating and nutrition habits.
Jugos del Valle (Coca Cola) v. GovernmentMexico DecisionJudicial2003"Fiscal Policies"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/jugos-del-valle-coca-cola-v-state-2003/Jugos del Valle discussed with the State on whether fruit and nectarine fruit drinks was considered food for VAT purposes. The VAT tax rate for the sale of food was 0% and the company argued that their juices should be considered food because of its high pulp content.
Regulation of Sanitary Control of Products and ServicesMexico LawAdministrative ActsAug. 9 1999"Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/regulation-of-sanitary-control-of-products-and-services/This regulation aims to control and carry out the corresponding health promotion of the manufacturing import and export process as well as activities services and establishments related to food products and other goods.
Federal Law on Consumer ProtectionMexico LawLegislationDec. 24 1992"Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/federal-law-on-consumer-protection/This law seeks to promote and protect consumer rights and to seek equity certainty and legal security in relations between providers and consumers. This law has been amended on 9 April 2012
Regulation of the General Health Law on AdvertisingMexico LawAdministrative ActsSep. 9 1986"Marketing"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/regulation-of-the-general-health-law-in-the-area-of-health-control-of-advertising/This regulation provides for a health control over the advertising of various categories of goods and services including food and beverages.
General Health LawMexico LawLegislationFeb. 7 1984"Fundamental Rights, Right to health"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/general-health-law/This law regulates the right to health that every person has according to Article 4 of the Constitution of Mexico. First enacted in 1984 it has been amended several times (last one in 2024).
Law on the Special Tax on the Production of Goods and ServicesMexico LawLegislationDec. 30 1980"Fiscal Policies, Tax on energy drinks, Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, Tax on unhealthy foods and beverages"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/law-on-the-special-tax-on-the-production-of-goods-and-services-2/The law regulates the special tax applicable to different goods and services. The law has been amended on 15 November 2016 to include products such as energy drinks alcoholic beverages soft drinks and snacks.
Constitution of Mexico (1917)Mexico LawConstitutionsFeb. 5 1917"Fundamental Rights"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/constitution-of-the-mexican-states/The Mexican Constitution provides fundamental norms on the organization of the Federal State and a Bill of Rights.