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Supreme Court to decide on unconstitutionality of food labelling

By Dumont - 22/11/2022

Writ of unconstitutionality is under discussion in the Supreme Court of Mexico regardinf front labelling warnings in food products. The discussion will take place in relation to one of the hundreds of lawsuits presented by the food and beverage industry against the law that adopted this labeling system. 

Since October 2020, pre-packaged edible products and drinks high in sugar, sodium, and trans and saturated fats sold in Mexico carry an octagonal label. Likewise, products with sweeteners (components that add a sweet flavor) and caffeine carry symbols that prevent their consumption by children. Known as front-of-package warning labeling, this system is a measure for disincentivizing the consumption of unhealthy products associated with the development of diseases.

Although warnings have been recommended by UNICEF and the Pan-American Health Organization, the food and beverage industry consider their trademark rights are being ingrained by the regulation, as well as international intellectual property agreements signed by Mexico.

By Dumont - 22/11/2022
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