On December 16, 2020, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) issued Normative Directive No. 67 through the Government Gazette website to amend the No. 22 Directive”Regulations on the Labeling of Food of Animal Origin” issued by MAPA in 2005. The main contents of this revision include:
1. Amend Article 5 of the regulations (the mandatory information content on the label of animal-derived food), including product name (including font, size and color requirements, etc.), ingredient list, product status (applicable to liquid products), 11 items including the name, address and contact information of the source animal, manufacturer or distributor (importer), official inspection stamp and registration number, and shelf life;
2. Revise the labeling requirements of Article 6 (Ingredients List), specifically that the water added during the production process should be indicated in the ingredient list, except for the following circumstances:water that has been volatilized during the production process, such as salt water, syrup, etc. Form of water added;
3. Amend Article 9 (Special Products or Circumstances) to stipulate special labeling requirements for foods of animal origin that contain vegetable oils, genetically modified ingredients, or organically produced animal-derived foods with an area of less than 10cm2 for the main display page of the label.
The directive will take effect on January 4, 2021, with a transition period of 180 days.