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Mexico regulations

General requirements for import

General Law of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture: This Law provides organizations with responsibilities to ensure food safety and conditions related to food trade and safety for imported food. It also provides guidance on the inspection of imported fish and fishery products and sampling to be carried out at the border.

Norma Official Mexican NOM-010-PESC-1993: Establishes general and sanitary requirements for the importation of aquatic organisms in any stage of their development.

Norma Official Mexican NOM-011-PESC-1993: Regulates the application of quarantines in order to prevent the introduction of diseases during the importation of living aquatic organisms.

General Law of Health: Provides guidance about imported food inspections and the treatment, destruction or re-exportation of non-compliant food.

Additives, contaminants, antimicrobials and residues

Norma Official Mexican NOM-130-SSA1-1995: Provides guidance about additives in foodstuffs, which are permitted to be added to food sold in Mexico, their standards and their maximum levels. 

Norma Official Mexican NOM-EM-006-PESC-2004: Provides guidance about residues of veterinary drugs in fish and fishery products, their standards and their maximum levels.

Norma Official Mexicana NOM-029-SSA1-1993: Provides guidance about contaminants in fish and fishery products, their standards and their maximum levels.

Microbiological and organic criteria

Norma Official Mexicana NOM-029-SSA1-1993: Provides guidance about the microbiological maximum limits in foodstuffs of aquatic animal origin.

Labelling and packaging

Norma Official Mexican NOM-051-SCFI-1994: Provides guidance about the necessary standards for labelling of pre-packaged foods. It also provides information regarding the mandatory warnings and advisory statements that must be displayed on labels.

Norma Official Mexican PROY-NOM-051-SCFI/SSA1-2009: Provides additional information on declaration of nutrition, on the minimum requirement for listing ingredients and on the declaration of allergens.

Norma Official Mexican NOM-130-SSA1-1995: Provides guidance about the necessary requirements and standards for packaging.

Traceability

Regulation on registration, import and export authorizations: Provides guidance on the recall procedures of imported products that are subject to mandatory inspection at borders.

Norma Official Mexican NOM-062-SAG/PESC-2014: Aims at combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, thereby promoting the sustainability of global fisheries.

How do you find the most recent consolidated version of the regulations?

http://dof.gob.mx/normasOficiales.php

http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/profile.jsp?code=MX

 

Last update: 19/06/2018

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