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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.
On June 11, 2021, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) issued a notice soliciting public comments on the “Plant-Based Regulatory Discussion.”
Based on a preliminary announcement, Mexico is drafting a proposed official standard for product placement in supermarkets and stores.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Costa Rica: Retail Foods

The ongoing economic impact of COVID-19 on Costa Rica has been significant, including a serious decline in tourism.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Mexico: Front of Pack Labeling Manual Published

Mexico’s Health and Sanitary Risks Authority published a manual to provide clarity on the commercial and sanitary information required for labeling processed foods and non-alcoholic beverages.
Those seeking to take advantage of the tariff benefits stemming from the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement should ensure their products comply with rules-of-origin requirements to avoid fines and back duty assessments.
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2020 U.S. Agricultural Exports

A look at how U.S. agricultural exports performed in 2020.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recently revised requirements for heat-treated and raw/minimally heat-treated pet food imported from the United States.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recently announced upcoming import condition changes for heat-treated and raw/minimally heat-treated pet food imported from the United States.
This report intends to inform U.S. processed foods and non-alcoholic beverage companies interested in the Mexican market about the additional implementations to the Front of Pack labeling...
This report intends to inform U.S. processed foods and non-alcoholic beverage companies interested in the Mexican market about the additional stipulations...