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Act No. 526 on temporary infectious measures in serving places.

This Act lays down provisions on temporary protection measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in food-serving places. Food-serving places are those where food and drinks are served to the public and where it is possible to eat on the spot. It sets responsibilities for...
Sweden
2020

Regulation No. 527 on temporary infectious measures in serving places.

This Regulation contains provisions on temporary protection measures to prevent the spreading of the virus that causes covid-19 in food-serving places. It sets responsibilities and grants powers to the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the County Administrative Board of Stockholm for the implementation of Act...
Sweden
2020

Regulation of the Public Health Agency of Sweden containing provisions and general recommendations to prevent the infection of Covid-19 in restaurants and cafes, etc. (No. 9 of 2020).

The present Regulation contains provisions and general recommendations in support of effective infection prevention and protection of individuals in food-serving businesses. Its main objective is to prevent the spread of covid-19. Covered businesses include restaurants, bars, cafes, school dining rooms, and catering activities. These businesses shall,...
Sweden
2020

Notification on European Union legislation that supplements provisions of the Food Act (SFS No. 2019:203).

This Notification of the Ministry of Industry lists (basic) Community legislation in the field of food safety, hygiene and quality that supplement provisions of the Food Act. Community legislation concerns, among other things, veterinary control, fish products, materials coming into contact with food, food ingredients and...
Sweden
2019

Law (2018: 1654) on the protection of designations of agricultural products and foodstuffs

This Law concerns application of provisions of the Trademarks Law (sections 3-8 of Chapter 8, Chapter 9 and section 9 of Chapter 10) for purposes of protection of geographical indications, designations of origin, traditional protection and traditional specialties guaranteed of food and foodstuffs as foreseen by...
Sweden
2018

Regulation (2018: 1500) on support for measures within the framework of the food strategy.

This Regulation empowers the National Board of Agriculture, the National Food Administration and the Sami Parliament to grant financial contributions to enterprises for measures within the framework of the Swedish food strategy. This shall be done in accordance with specified EU legislation. Support may be provided...
Sweden
2018

Regulation (2018: 1462) on producer responsibility for packaging.

This Regulation, made under the Swedish Environmental Code, lays down rules on the use of packaging by producers and define their responsibility in this respect. The purpose of this Regulation is to: a) Reduce the amount of packaging waste by ensuring that the manufacturing of packaging...
Sweden
2018

Radiation Safety Law.

It shall be prohibited to intentionally add or form a radioactive substance during manufacture or other manufacture of food or animal feed and it shall be prohibited to import from or export to third countries such food or feed. ...
Sweden
2018 (2018)

Medicines Law (2015: 315).

This Law provides rules for the manufacture, importation and placing on the market of medicinal products for human use and veterinary medicinal products and which have been manufactured industrially or through an industrial process. Application for approval for sale may be required under Regulation (EC) No...
Sweden
2015 (2019)

Decree relative to ecological production (SFS No. 2013:1059).

This Decree of the Department of Agriculture supplements for Sweden specified Community legislation in the field of ecological production in agriculture. It appoints competent authorities for purposes of Community legislation, e.g. the Food Authority for matters concerning food, the State Agricultural Agency for matters concerning production...
Sweden
2013

Act (2013:849) on EU Ecolabel.

Authorities appointed by the Government shall establish regulations on the criteria of European Commission approved measures in eco-labelling. The Act establishes provisions for the implementation of a European Community programme for the award of an ecolabel to products pursuant to Council Regulation No. 880 of...
Sweden
2013

Act on organic production control (SFS 2013:363).

The Act provides regulations with regard to the control of organic production. The Government may issue regulations on the division between municipalities and state administrative authorities for control of organic production of these commodities. The European Commission and an inspection organ have the same right for...
Sweden
2013

Decree (SFS 2013:301) amending Food Decree (2006:813).

The Decree partly amends Food Act 813, in particular article 23 with regard to authorities competent for the approval of food establishments and facilities’ registration. If such competence is transferred from the national Food Agency to a municipal committee (article 16 of the Food Act) the...
Sweden
2013

Environmental Regulation (2013:251).

The Regulation consists of 32 Chapters: Environmental testing (1); Agriculture (2); Aquaculture (3); Mining, extraction and processing of peat, oil, gas, coal, ores, minerals, rock, gravel and other (4); Food and feed (5); Textiles (6); Fur and leather (7); Wood (8); Paper products (9); Photographic and...
Sweden
2013

Announcement (2012:870) on EU regulations supplementing the Animal Welfare Act (1988:534).

The Regulation amends the Animal Welfare Act with regard to animal welfare and control during transportation. ...
Sweden
2012

Regulation (2013:419) of the EU regulations complemented by the Animal Welfare Act (1988:534).

The document contains EU provisions on animal welfare and animal control to ensure compliance with feed and food laws, animal health and welfare regulations. Specifically, with regard to the slaughtering of animals and the hygiene and control actions on products of animal origin intended for human...
Sweden
2012 (2013)

Act (SFS 2011:1215) amending the Product Safety Act (2004:451).

This Act, made under the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs, provides rules relative to the safety of products placed on the market in Sweden. It makes amendments to articles 4, 11-12, 27, 30b and 36 with regard to provisions for the...
Sweden
2011

Decree (2011:1243) amending Decree (2006:1273)) concerning producer responsibility for packing material.

This Decree partly amends Decree 1273, in particular articles 2 and 3 with the addition of 6 paragraphs (2a-2f). Packaging a product that has been produced to contain, protect, introduce goods, or to be used for delivering as defined in Appendix 2 is labelled with specific...
Sweden
2011

Act (SFS 2011:410) amending Act (2006:805) relative to animal feed and by-products of animal origin.

This Act partly amends Act 805, in particular articles 2, 4−8, 12−14, 21, 23−29, 31-32, as well as the heading immediatelly preceding article 5. Wild animals are not subject to the EU regulations complementing this Act, however they may be used as feed only after slaughtering...
Sweden
2011

Decree (2011:419) amending Decree (2006:814) relative to animal feed and by-products of animal origin.

This Decree partly amends Decree 814, in particular articles 2, 8, 10, 12, 13-15, 17-19 and 21 being inserted prior to article 2, and with the insertion of seven new sections (articles 10a-10g). The national Board of Agriculture may issue regulations on animals or animal parts...
Sweden
2011
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