Food and Food Supplements Regulatory Services in Mexico

Food and Food Supplements
Regulatory Services in Mexico

Overview

The Mexican nutraceutical and dietary supplement markets are rapidly growing due to the rising health concerns, changing lifestyles of consumers, and increasing awareness regarding the consumption of healthy foods. The demand for fortified meals and beverages, such as calcium-enriched food and drinks, vitamins, and nutritional supplements, as well as high-fiber, low fat, sugar, cholesterol, and sodium products, have traced an increasing growth over the years. The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk, formally known as (COFEPRIS) is the apex Regulatory body in charge of regulations pertaining to food, food supplements, and herbal products in Mexico.

The COFEPRIS is responsible for production, distribution, commercialization, imports and exports, advertisement, sales and supply, and compliance of food products in Mexico. Under the General Health, the law, the Secretariat of Health (SALUD), through its operating arm, COFEPRIS, implements and enforces sanitary regulations to protect the population against health risks. For food, food supplements, and herbal products, one must submit a “Notice of operation," 30 days before starting operations. The products also require a Prior Sanitary Import Permit (PSPI) to enter Mexico.

Freyr assists manufacturers in entering the Mexican food supplements and herbal products market, compliantly with comprehensive knowledge of food regulations in Mexico and with proven Regulatory expertise.

Expertise

Freyr Expertise

  • Food Product Classification
  • Formula Review/Ingredients Assessment
  • Label and Claims Review
  • Dossier Compilation
  • Dossier Submission to Health Authority
  • Food Product Registration
  • Regulatory Intelligence Report
  • Product-specific Updates on the Regulatory Guidelines/Standards
  • Local Labeling Support
  • Translation Services
  • Legal Representation
  • End-to-end Support in Registering Herbal Medicines
  • End-to-end Support for Herbal Remedy products
  • Support in Submitting Consultation, Notice of Operation, and Import Permit
Freyr Advantages

ADVANTAGES

Freyr Advantages

 

End-to-end Regulatory consultation for Mexico

Legal representation and local support for Mexico

 

Strong rapport and association with COFEPRIS

 

Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of foods like health supplements, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, health functional foods, health functional beverages, foods for special dietary use, and many more

 

Support for region-specific Regulatory activities

 

Extensive partner network across the globe

 

A strong relationship with different Health Authorities (HA)