The Federal Commission for the Protection against Health Risks (COFEPRIS – Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios) was created by Presidential Decree as a regulatory agency with broad competences. Unlike other international agencies that individually regulate the sectors of economy, COFEPRIS transversely regulates those sectors tha can affect the population’s health. Based on this, health protection is achieved by offering the consumer the best quality and price alternatives in the market on health supplies, as well as intelligent and effective health surveillance. According to its founding decree, the sectors regulated by COFEPRIS are: 

Foods and beverages

Health supplies


Foods supplements

Health establishments

Pesticides, vegetal nutrients and toxic substances.