Mexico · Decision · Judicial

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

Issue:

An ultra-processed 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.

Summary:

In 2016, the Supreme Court decided that junk food can only be sold in higher education (universities). Still, the prohibition remains in force for the other lower educational levels, such as primary, middle and high school.