Businesses continue fight against labeling laws

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A 7-Eleven in Mexico City is stocked with packaged goods. Photo: Getty

Mexico City — After a court on Friday revoked a provisional suspension of laws requiring food and beverages labeling, the business sector indicated that it will continue to fight the measure

“We respect the decision of the Court, however, we reiterate that we will continue to use all the legal resources at our disposal to enforce the rights to information and health of Mexicans,” according to a statement representing The Business Coordinating Council (CCE) and the Confederation of Industrial Chambers (Concamin).

Businesses are fighting food labeling on the grounds of protecting intellectual property.

“An ideological proposal was imposed that does not contemplate the diversity of the food and beverage industry, in addition to not considering that the problem of overweight and obesity is multifactorial,” reads a statement from the business group.

Members of the business group complained that they did not have access to the more than 5,000 comments received in the public consultation, despite being the most commented rule in the history of Mexico.

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