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Food Rules and Regulations of Bhutan, 2017.

In addition, the Rules and Regulations define hygienic minimum requirements for food businesses and requirements and procedures for the licensing of food businesses, their operators and food handlers. Food shall be deemed to be correctly labelled if the relevant standards, guidelines and recommendations related to labelling...
Bhutan
2017

Consumer Protection Act of Bhutan, 2012.

It, among other things: sets out consumers’ rights and responsibilities; prohibits false and misleading representation; provides for the right of consumers to redress against suppliers or manufacturers; and provides for administrative penalties. ...
Bhutan
2012

Centenary Farmers Market Management Rules and Regulations, 2009.

The Rules and Regulations provide for: products eligible for sale; allocation of market stalls; stall rental fees; display of produce; conditions for the use of stalls; responsibilities of vendors and customers; offences and penalties; etc. ...
Bhutan
2009

Food Act, 2005.

Chapter II specifies the general powers of the Minister responsible for agriculture. A National Food Quality and Safety Commission is established under Chapter III. Duties and responsibilities of the Commission are set out in section 18. Chapter IV enables the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority...
Bhutan
2005

Pesticides Act of Bhutan, 2000.

The Act provides for the integrated pest management in Bhutan, restricting the usage of pesticides as second-line measures against pests and diseases. The definition of pesticide applies to any substance or mix which can prevent, destroy or limit any pest, including defoliant, growth-regulating agents, and post-harvest...
Bhutan
2000

Measures to prevent the introduction of infectious and contagious animal diseases from abroad 1981 (By-law No. 3).

This By-law aims at protecting the national livestock against the spreading of diseases of considerable socio-economic importance. To this end, the By-law prohibits: (a) the import into the country of male animals of the bovine, bufaline, equine, ovine or porcine species unless the Ministry of Development,...
Bhutan
1981

Notification and control of transmissible diseases of livestock and poultry 1981 (By-law No. 4).

This By-law establishes the measures to be taken to prevent the spreading of exotic animal diseases, ensure an early detection, immediate eradication, and the control of the permanent threat of animal diseases. To this end the competent authorities are entitled to enter and inspect animals and...
Bhutan
1981

Slaughter and meat inspection 1981 (By-law No. 5).

This By-law regulates the slaughtering of animals and the inspection of meat. Objectives of the By-law are: (a) to protect the health of consumers; (b) to prevent the spreading of animal diseases through meat and offal; (c) to improve the quality of meat; to favor the...
Bhutan
1981

Veterinary food and commodity inspection 1981 (By-law No. 6).

This By-law aims at protecting the health of consumers and food handlers, and preventing the spreading of animal diseases through animal products and through establishments where animal products or feed are collected and distributed. For this purpose the DAHO/DVO shall establish and maintain a register of...
Bhutan
1981
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