New food regulations in Mauritius

News from AAFC’s Market Access Secretariat

On September 12, 2023, the government of Mauritius notified the WTO of new measures with regards to their food regulations. The Draft Food Regulations 2023 are intended to replace the Food Regulations of 1999, with the overarching aim of fortifying the food control framework in Mauritius to align with international food standards.

The documents notified by Mauritius are the Food Act 2022:

and the Draft Food Regulations 2023:

Comments and concerns on both documents will be accepted until November 10, 2023. The proposed date of adoption is 1 December, 2023 and the entry into force will be 6 month safter the adoption date.

Should you have any concerns, please send your input by October 27, 2023 to