19 Sept 2019
Mexico Issues Procedures to Evaluate Conformity with Alcoholic Beverage Standards
Mexico has issued new procedures to evaluate the conformity of alcoholic beverages with mandatory standard NOM-199-SCFI-2017. Among other things, NOM-199-SCFI-2017 sets maximum lead and arsenic content limits of 0.5 milligrams per litre. Fermented alcoholic beverages are required to have an alcohol content between 2.0 and 20.0 percent and a maximum methanol content of 300.0 mg per 100 millilitres of anhydrous alcohol. The regulation also sets specific requirements for such products as beer, wine, cider, gin, rum, vodka and whiskey.
Among other things, the new regulation sets forth detailed procedures regarding conformity assessment, conformity declarations and certification procedures.