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Control of Marketing Promotion of Infant and Young Child Food Act, B.E. 2560 (2017).

The “Commission on the Control of Marketing Promotion of Infant and Young Child Food” (CMPI) shall be established. The Commission is empowered to lay down policies, strategies and measures for the control of marketing promotion of infant food, young child food and infant food supplements, and...
Thailand
2017

Control of Animal Slaughter for the Distribution of Meat Act B.E. 2559 (2016).

A Commission called the “Animal Slaughter Business Supervisory Commission” shall be established. Section 9 provides for the Commissionàs powers and duties including: (1) to give advice to the Minister in determining measures for promoting and encouraging the operation of animal slaughter business (2) to supervise the...
Thailand
2016

Announcement of the Department of Fisheries containing rules on standards of hygiene for fish landing sites and fish trading centers and criteria for hygiene certification.

These Rules, issued by the Director-General of the Department of Fisheries under section 98 of the Fisheries Ordinance of 2015, concern certification by an appointed assessor of hygienic conditions regarding the handling of and trading in live fish and aquatic animals. The assessor shall, after application...
Thailand
2016

Announcement of the Department of Fisheries containing rules on standards of hygiene, animal welfare and keeping fish on fishing vessels and criteria, procedures and conditions for inspection and certification of hygiene and animal welfare and keeping fish on fishing vessels.

These Rules, issued by the Director-General of the Department of Fisheries under section 98 of the Fisheries Ordinance of 2015, concern certification by an appointed assessor of hygienic conditions regarding the keeping of live fish and aquatic animals on fishing vessels. Section 98 stipulates that it...
Thailand
2016

Announcement of the Department of Fisheries contamination standards for toxins or anything else that may be harmful to humans or to aquatic animals.

These Rules, issued by the Director-General of the Department of Fisheries under section 100 of the Fisheries Ordinance of 2015, stipulate that the contamination standards of toxins or any other substance in the catch shall not exceed the levels as set out in the attachment attached...
Thailand
2016

Notification of the Ministry of Public Health No. 363 B.E. 2556 (2013) regarding to food additive labeling (No. 2).

The purpose of this Notification is to establish standard of food additives labelling for the benefit of consumers’ protection. Labels of food additives must be presented in the Thai language and contain clear and readable details as specified in Clause 3 of the Notification. In...
Thailand
2013

Notification of the Ministry of Public Health Regarding to Standard of Food Contaminated with Radionuclide B.E.2554 (2011).

Food contaminated with radionuclide is prescribed food to have Standards (Clause 2). The detection levels of radionuclide in food contaminated with radionuclide shall not exceed the limits as prescribed in Clause 3. Importers of the foods contaminated with radionuclide shall provide documents indicating the levels...
Thailand
2011

Notification of the Ministry of Public Health Re: Edible Salt.

In the Notification, edible salt means sodium chloride used in food or used as a mixture or an ingredient in food. Edible salt is a prescribed food to have qualities or standards (Clause 2). Edible salt shall have iodine content not less than 20 mg...
Thailand
2011

Agricultural Standards Act, B.E. 2551 (2008).

The Act further provides for: procedures and requirements for obtaining a licence to be a conformity assessment service provider; powers and duties of conformity assessment service providers; standard certification marks; the right to appeal to the Committee; penalties; etc. ...
Thailand
2008

National Food Committee Act 2008.

According to Section 4, the powers and duties of the Committee shall include: (1) Authority to propose food quality, food safety, food security and food education policies and strategies, including emergency plans and a food alert system; (2) Create or promote the development of policies and...
Thailand
2008

Notification of Ministry of Public Health (No. 293) B.E.2548 (2005) Re. Food Supplement.

This Notification is issued to protect consumers from consuming food supplement products and prescribed conditions of giving correct information due to technical basis. Food supplement are prescribed to be the food subject to the qualities or standards and label shall be approved before use (art.4)....
Thailand
2005

Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 281) B.E. 2547 (2004) Re: Food Additives.

Food additives shall be specific controlled food (Clause 2). Clause 4 sets up the quality requirements to be followed by food additives. The analytical procedure for the food additives shall be in accordance with the Codex Advisory Specification for the identity and purity...
Thailand
2004

Act on Protection of Geographical Indication, B.E. 2546 (2003).

The Act further provides for: use, amendment, revocation or suspension of registration of geographical indication; protection of geographical indication for specific goods as announced by the Minister; penalties; etc. ...
Thailand
2003

Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 264) B.E. 2545 (2002) Re: Prescribed Prohibited Food to be Produced, Imported, or Sold.

The Notification shall come into force as from the day following date of its publication in the Government Gazette. ...
Thailand
2002

Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 263) B.E. 2545 (2002) Re: Prescribed Prohibited Food to be Produced, Imported, or Sold.

The Notification shall come into force as from the day following date of its publication in the Government Gazette. ...
Thailand
2002

Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 254) B.E. 2545 (2002) Re: Ice. (No. 3).

Labels of ice for sale to consumers shall be expressed in Thai texts but foreign texts may be accompanied and including the declarations of name of food, food serial number, declaration of “Edible Ice” by blue alphabets, etc. The Notification shall come into force as...
Thailand
2002

Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 253) B.E. 2545 (2002) Re: Foods in Sealed Containers (No. 3).

The expressions in Clause 10 of the notification of the Ministry of Public Health No. 144 B.E. 2535 (1992), Re: Foods in sealed containers, dated 2nd July B.E. 2535 (1992), shall be repealed. The following expression shall be used instead. “Clause 10 Labels of foods in...
Thailand
2002

Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 247) B.E. 2544 (2001) Re: Prescribed Prohibited Substances to be Used in Foods. (No. 2).

This Notification amends the Notification of the Ministry of Public Health No. 151 B.E. 2536 (1993) regarding Prescribed prohibited substances to be used in foods. 2.11 of Clause 2 shall be repealed and be replaced by the following: “2.11 Methyl alcohol or methanol, except...
Thailand
2001

Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 248) B.E. 2544 (2001) Re: Food Seasonings Derived from the Hydrolysis or Fermentation of Soybean Protein (No. 2).

The following expression shall be added as phrases (3.4) in (3) of Clause 4. of the Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 202) B.E. 2543 (2000), Re: Food seasonings derived from the hydrolysis or fermentation of soybean protein, dated 19th September B.E. 2543 (2000):...
Thailand
2001

Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 242) B.E. 2544 (2001) Re: Garlic Products.

This Notification provides for the requirements to be satisfied by garlic products. In this Notification, garlic products mean products which are made from prepared garlic, or are made up in form of liquid or dry and may be mixed with other ingredients and are filled in...
Thailand
2001
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