On July 20, 2017, the Honduran Government launched its new sanitary regulatory agency (Agencia de Regulacion Sanitaria – ARSA). The agency is responsible for sanitary registration, surveillance and inspection of food products approved to be sold at the retail and wholesale level. ARSA has eliminated the requirement of a laboratory test prior to issuing the sanitary registration. Updated Sections: Section I. Food Laws and Section VII. Other Specific Standards.