NOM-141-SSA/SCFI-2012 is a Mexican standard that establishes labeling requirements for prepackaged cosmetic products. This standard applies to all cosmetic products that are manufactured, imported, or sold in Mexico. The standard is intended to ensure that consumers have access to accurate and complete information about the products they are using, and to protect them from potential harm.
The following are the key labeling requirements under NOM-141-SSA/SCFI-2012:
Product name: The product name must be clear and concise, and must accurately reflect the nature of the product.
Ingredient statement: The ingredient statement must list all of the ingredients in the product, in descending order by weight. A complete list of ingredients must be included, in descending order of concentration. Ingredients must be listed by their common names, and any Latin names must be in parentheses.
Net quantity: The net quantity of the product must be clearly displayed on the label and indicated in metric units.
Manufacturer or importer information: The name and address of the manufacturer or importer must be included.
Country of origin: The country of origin of the product must be indicated.
Batch number: The batch number of the product must be included.
Expiration date: The expiration date of the product must be included, unless the product has a shelf life of more than 30 months.
Manufacturing and expiry dates: The manufacturing and expiry dates must be clearly indicated, in the format "MM/DD/YYYY".
Instructions for use: Instructions for safe and effective use of the product must be provided on the label.
Warnings: Any warnings or precautions associated with the use of the product must be clearly displayed on the label.
In addition to these general requirements, NOM-141-SSA/SCFI-2012 also establishes specific labeling requirements for certain types of cosmetic products, such as sunscreen, hair dyes, and perfumes.
Sunscreens Products: Sunscreens must be labeled with their SPF (sun protection factor) rating and UVA protection level along with instructions on how to apply the product for maximum effectiveness
Hair dye products: Hair dye products must be labeled with a warning about the risk of allergic reactions, and with instructions on how to perform a patch test before use.
Toothpastes: Toothpastes must be labeled with the amount of fluoride they contain.
Products for children: Products intended for use on children must be labeled with a warning about the potential for accidental ingestion, and with instructions on how to keep the product out of reach of children.
All cosmetic products that are sold in Mexico must comply with the labeling requirements of NOM-141-SSA/SCFI-2012. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in fines or other penalties.
Here are some additional tips for complying with the labeling requirements of NOM-141-SSA/SCFI-2012:
Use clear and concise language on your labels.
Make sure that your labels are easy to read and understand.
Use the correct symbols and abbreviations, as specified in NOM-141-SSA/SCFI-2012.
Translate your labels into Spanish, if necessary.
Have your labels reviewed by a qualified professional to ensure that they comply with all applicable requirements.
All labeling must be in Spanish and must be
clear and easy to read.