Mexico will run out of dietary supplements in November: American Society

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Larry Rubin, president of The American Society of Mexico (Amsoc), assured that the shelves of supermarkets and stores will no longer have food supplements starting next November because the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) does not is giving import permits for the products.

“There will be no food supplements in the country in November, so the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and the Secretary of Health, Jorge Carlos Alcocer Varela, are going to have to go out to the population to explain why Cofepris has not “done its job,” he declared at the end of a meeting with representatives of the pharmaceutical research industry in Mexico.

The president of Amsoc stated that they are very concerned because Cofepris does not give permits and it is something unprecedented for the food supplements industry, which employs thousands of Mexicans.

“Today, because of a piece of bureaucratic paper, an entire industry is stagnating,” said Rubin. “We call on Cofepris to remove the limits it places on the health industry, because they are unnecessary and affect millions of Mexicans.”

The brakes on imports of dietary supplements are an issue that he sought to resolve and did not occur with the entry into force of the Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (TMEC), he commented.

“How many of us use dietary supplements? How many older adults use them? “Evidently there are millions of people who will be affected, simply because a bureaucrat does not want to give permission and it is already more than a month late.”

“Evidently it is putting great pressure on an industry that is there to support the population, so our call to Cofepris that it not be a limit to health, not be a barrier to health, but rather that it commit to Mexicans,” said Rubin.

The leader also indicated that he will seek to bring the issue to the virtual candidates for the Presidency of Mexico.

“Today our central concern is to put the health in the sights of the presidential candidates in Mexico, because not enough has been invested in health,” said the representative of American companies.

On the other hand, he mentioned that the panels between Mexico and the United States on energy, labor conflicts and others under the framework of the USMCA are advancing slowly.

Source: Forbes