Guatemala - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards
Guatemalan food laws comprise a series of government and ministerial decrees that establish frameworks and regulations to protect human health. As a rule of thumb, fresh, refrigerated, or frozen food products that have not been processed are under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Security (MAGA). Processed food products will be under the authority of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS). There are food products which, eventually, might fall under the authority of both ministries (as example seeds used as ingredients or flours).