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Codex Contact Point
Ministry of Agriculture Directorate for Livestock and Food Quality Ulica grada Vukovara 78 HR - 10000 Zagreb, Croatia Tel: +385 1 6109440
E-mail: [email protected]
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Health
Croatian Agency for agriculture and food
State Inspector's Office
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
HAPIH is also INFOSAN focal point. HAPIH is Focal Point for European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). HAPIH delivers information and data received from EFSA to the competent authorities in the Republic of Croatia and vice versa.

Food safety and consumer protection – laws and regulations

The current list of legislation, related to food safety and consumer protection in each country, is extracted from FAO's database on Food Legislation FAOLEX.
While FAOLEX makes every effort to serve as a high quality, reliable source of information, no guarantee is given that the information provided in FAOLEX is correct, complete, and up-to-date.

The national Codex programme

National Codex consultative mechanism
Ministry of Agriculture Works closely with Ministry of Health on all matters related to the Codex Alimentarius. If needed, consultations include the relevant institutions; laboratories, institutes, inspectorates, manufacturers, consumers etc.
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
Croatian Agency for agriculture and food
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
Official Laboratory
Official Competence

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
National monitoring plans which are under the competences of Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health.
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
Monitoring systems prescribed the legislation, as well as the surveys initiated from the Croatian Agency for agriculture and food as a support to data collection for the purpose of risk assessment and data reporting to EFSA and EC.