Mexico maintains a list of permitted additives, including functional additives, dyes, enzymes, sweeteners, infant formula additives, processing aids, and flavors. The list is updated every six months in the Dario Oficial. Additives appearing on previous lists but not the current list are granted a 12-month grace period to apply for inclusion.
Additional information on the labeling of food and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beveragesis available from the Ministry of Health, Lieja 7 1° Col. Juarez, 06600 Mexico, D.F.; telephone: (52-55) 5553-0758; fax: (52-55) 5286-7917. Information on the labeling of machinery and all other products is available from the Secretariat of the Economy, Alfonso Reyes 30, 10°, Col. Condesa, 06170 Mexico, D.F.; telephone: (52-55) 5729-9101; fax: (52-55) 5729-9307.