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    June 13, 2024

    Creating Compliant Mexico Nutrition Facts Labels with Genesis Foods

    Mexico has specific regulations for nutrition labeling designed to ensure consumers have access to clear and accurate information. These regulations mandate that most pre-packaged food products include a nutrition facts label, ingredient lists, and declare any known allergens. Additionally, front of pack labeling is required to provide consumers with at-a-glance information about the nutritional quality of the product.

    Creating Nutrition Fact panels for the Mexican market can be complex, but Genesis Foods makes it straightforward. Genesis Foods assists users in creating a variety of Norma Official Mexicana (NOM) compliant Nutrition Facts labels and simplifies the process of creating ingredient lists and allergen statements. 

    Simplifying Nutrition Fact Panels for the Mexican Market

    To ensure compliance with Mexican nutrition labeling regulations, it is essential to include specific nutrient information on your product labels. In most cases, the following nutrients must be declared on the Nutrition Facts label for regulated pre-packaged food products: Calories, protein, fat, saturated fat, trans fat, carbohydrates, sugar, added sugar, dietary fiber, and sodium. Note: Additional nutrients may be required per the regulations, for example, if a nutrient content claim is made.

    Genesis Foods simplifies the process of creating accurate Nutrition Facts (Declaración Nutrimental) labels, with guard rails to help your product label comply with Mexican regulatory standards. Users can enter their product nutrition information, and the software automatically calculates nutrient values and formats the information according to the regulations.

    Genesis Foods - Mexico Label

    mexico labelLabel Formats in Genesis Foods Include:

      1. Standard Vertical Labels: This label format (pictured on the right) is the most commonly used label format. This label format includes all required nutrients with amounts per serving and daily value percentages in a vertical format. Genesis Foods simplifies the creation of these labels, ensuring that all necessary information is accurately presented and compliant with regulatory standards.

      2. Linear Labels: For packaging that requires a more compact format, Genesis Foods assists in generating linear labels presented in a simplified, horizontal layout. These labels still deliver all necessary nutritional details in a clear and compliant manner, ideal for products with limited packaging space.

      3. Dual Column Labels: Products with multiple servings often use dual column labels to show nutritional information per serving and per package. Genesis Foods makes it easy to create these labels, ensuring that all required information is presented accurately, providing a detailed comparison of nutrients per serving and per package.

    Creating Accurate Ingredient Lists (Ingredientes)

    Accurate ingredient labeling is a critical component of compliance with Mexican food labeling regulations. To ensure that consumers are well-informed about the contents of a product, the following guidelines must be adhered to: The list of ingredients must be headed or preceded by the word “Ingredientes” (Ingredients). In general, the ingredients must be listed in quantitative order. This ensures consumers are well-informed about the contents of the product, aiding in transparency and consumer trust.

    In addition to Nutrition Facts panels, Genesis Foods automates the creation of accurate ingredient lists by calculating the weight of each ingredient in your recipe and automatically listing them in order of predominance.

    Ensuring Consumer Safety with Allergen (Contiene) Statements

    Proper allergen labeling is essential to protect consumers with food allergies and intolerances. To comply with Mexican regulations, ingredients or additives that cause hypersensitivity, intolerance, or allergic reaction must be declared, headed, or preceded by the word “Contiene” (Contains).

    Genesis-Foods-Allergen-Review-MexicoRequired allergens include:

    • gluten (and cereals containing gluten)
    • crustaceans
    • eggs
    • fish
    • milk/dairy
    • soy
    • tree nuts*
    • peanuts
    • sulfites
    • mollusks.

    *Tree nuts must be listed by specific type (e.g., almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, etc.).

    Genesis Foods is pre-loaded with all required allergens and guides users through the ingredient and recipe creation process to review them, ensuring all potential allergens are clearly and correctly identified. This automation minimizes errors, ensures compliance with Mexican regulations, and enhances consumer safety and trust.

    Make Compliance Effortless with Genesis Foods

    Creating compliant Nutrition Facts labels for Mexico doesn’t have to be daunting. With Genesis Foods, you can save time and enhance accuracy, helping you to avoid costly mistakes and ensure that your products are safe and provide clear, accurate information to consumers. Trust Genesis Foods to help you navigate the complexities of the Mexican market with ease.

    For more information on how Genesis Foods can help you with your labeling needs, visit our website or contact our team today.

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