Mexico: Instant Soups Study Raises Health Concerns in Mexico

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   MX2021-0062

On October 4, 2021, the Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO) announced that nine brands of instant soup would be temporarily removed from the market due to noncompliance with Mexican labeling laws, namely misleading declarations regarding product content, or because of high levels of ingredients perceived to pose health risks, such as fats, salt, sugar, and calories. This announcement came just days after PROFECO published in its consumer magazine, ‘Revista del Consumidor’, a study on instant soups indicating that the excessive consumption of these products could cause severe health risks as they are high in sugar, fats, carbohydrates, and some contain ingredients made from genetically engineered (GE) material.

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