Mexico On-Demand Mini Course

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This course covers information about food laws and regulations in Mexico. The content is most applicable to food industry professionals interested in exporting products to Mexico. It includes important recent changes to food labeling laws, including an English translation of the law.


Topics Covered

  • Country overview (geography, politics, food industry)
  • Regulatory framework
  • Relevant norms (standards)
  • Food Labeling
  • Public health issues and implications for the food industry
  • Food additives
  • Novel foods
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Import/export
  • English translation of the new requirements under NOM-051-2021


Format/What to Expect

This is a self-paced course. Participants can access the material at any time of day. Participants gain access to curated material and commentary from a highly experienced expert in food laws and regulations in Mexico. The material includes a narrated powerpoint lecture, a reading, and an optional quiz to check for understanding at the end. There is no classroom discussion or feedback from a professor. Participants have access to the course for three months.

These materials are current as of September 1, 2021.  This information is for educational purposes only. Before applying this material to current-day situations, always check primary sources and/or seek experienced counsel.


Meet the Author: Dr. Rebeca López-García

Dr. Rebeca López-García has been an independent consultant in the areas of food safety, toxicology, regulations, and crisis management for almost 20 years. She has worked with organizations such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); universities such as the University of Arizona, Michigan State University, New Mexico State University, and Universidad La Salle; and companies around the world.  Dr. López-García belongs to the scientific advisory board of food and beverage companies. She has been instrumental in the regulatory approval of several food additives and novel ingredients in Latin American countries.  In 1998, she received a Ph.D. in Food Science and Toxicology from Louisiana State University. Rebeca has been a guest lecturer on Latin American food regulations for Michigan State University since 2002. 



$50.00 USD


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