Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.
A. Any poisonous or deleterious substance added to any food, except where such substance is required in the production thereof or cannot be avoided by good manufacturing practice, shall be deemed to be unsafe for purposes of the application of Paragraph (2) of Subsection A of Section 25-2-10 NMSA 1978; but when such substance is so required or cannot be so avoided, the board shall promulgate regulations limiting the quantity therein or thereon to such extent as the board finds necessary for the protection of public health, and any quantity exceeding the limits so fixed shall also be deemed to be unsafe for purpose of the application of Paragraph (2) of Subsection A of Section 25-2-10 NMSA 1978. While such a regulation is in effect limiting the quantity of any such substance in the case of any food, such food shall not, by reason of bearing or containing any added amount of such substance, be considered to be adulterated within the meaning of Paragraph (1) of Subsection A of Section 25-2-10 NMSA 1978. In determining the quantity of such added substance to be tolerated in or on different articles of food, the board shall take into account the extent to which the use of such substance is required or cannot be avoided in the production of each such article and the other ways in which the consumer may be affected by the same or other poisonous or deleterious substances.
B. In promulgating regulations pursuant to this section, the board shall follow the procedure set forth in Section 74-1-9 NMSA 1978.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 25. Food § 25-2-13. Promulgating regulations governing the addition of any poisonous or deleterious substances in food - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-25-food/nm-st-sect-25-2-13/
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.