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Regulation No. 434 date 11.7.2018 on food labeling and consumer information.

The purpose of this Regulation is to ensure a high level of consumer protection through offering more information on food based on the differences in consumer perception and their need for information, while also ensuring normal market functioning. To this end, the regulation lays down general...
Albania
2018

Guideline No. 58 date 8.2.2018 regulating the use of food sweetener ‘E 955 sucralose’ in food products.

The guideline sets out the requirements for the use of the food additive E 955 Sucralose in food products according to the conditions laid down in the guideline’s annex. The Department of Deregulation, Permits, Licensing and Monitoring and the National Food Authority are jointly responsible for...
Albania
2018

Regulation No. 235 date 21.3.2017 on the quality and purity standards of olive oil and olive-pomace oil.

Regulation 235 of 2017 sets forth standards applicable to the characteristics and purity of olive oil and olive-pomace oil. It also provides for the classification of olive oils into categories and subcategories. The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration, the Institute of Food Security...
Albania
2017

Guideline No. 2 dated 14/2/2017 amending Guideline No. 5 date 14.05.2014 on the maximum residual levels of pesticides in bananas, tomatoes, wheat, cucumber, apple, potatoes, table grapes, wine grapes, peppers, and table olives.

The Guideline 2 of 2017 supplements Guideline 5 of 2014 by including in it the maximum allowed residual levels of pesticides in carrots, spinach, and lettice as specified in the annex attached to this decision. The Department of Food Safety, the National Food Authority, and the...
Albania
2017

Guideline No. 12 date 6.1.2017 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

The Guideline No. 12 of 2017 sets out the requirements for the manufacture and marketing of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. The list includes monomers; additives (excluding colorants); polymer production aids (excluding solvents); and macromolecules obtained from microbial fermentation. Further,...
Albania
2017

Law No. 106/2016 on organic production, labelling, and inspection of organic products.

The Law lays down the objectives and principles for all phases of production, processing, distribution, and inspection of organic products and the use of indicators in labelling and marketing. The Law is partially approximated with Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic...
Albania
2016

Regulation No. 379 date 25.5.2016 approving the regulation on the quality of drinking water.

The Regulation is partially approximated with EC directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption. ...
Albania
2016

Guideline No. 16 dated 22.12.2014 laying down the criteria of purity of colourings used in food products.

The guidelines establishes the criteria to be used for determining the purity of the colorings used in food products. The Deparetement of Food Safety and Fishing, the National Food Authority, and the Institute of Food Safety and Veterinary are charged with enforcement. ...
Albania
2014

Regulation No. 17/1 laying down the rules for the production, processing, and distribution of foods of animal origin for human consumption.

This Regulationlays down the rules for the production, processing, and distribution of food of animal-origin destined for human consumption. The Department of Food Safety and Fishery and the National Food Authority is responsible for its enforcement. ...
Albania
2014

Order No. 351 of 2014 approving the regulation on the inspection measures for controlling the aphtha epizootic disease.

This Order approves the regulation “On the inspection measures for controlling the aphtha epizootic disease”. The regulation consists of the following Chapters: Purpose (I); Control of the disease centers (II); Preventing measures (III). It also includes several appendixes such as: Determining the center of disease...
Albania
2014

Guideline No. 5 dated 14.5.2014 on the maximum level of pesticides residuals in bananas, tomatoes, wheat, cucumber, apple, potatoes, table grapes, wine grapes, peppers, and table olives.

The guideline approves the maximum residual levels of pesticides in bananas, tomatoes, wheat, cucumber, apple, potatoes, table grapes, wine grapes, peppers, and table olives as specified in the annex attached to this decision. The Department of Food Safety, the National Food Authority, and the Veterinary and...
Albania
2014

Instruction No.2 of 2013 on the establishment and functioning of the scientific committee and the scientific panels of the National Food Authority.

This Instruction provides for the establishment of the Scientific Committee which shall provide, at request, scientific opinions in the field of food safety. It is composed of two panels: the panel of biological risks, and the panel of chemical risks. Its tasks and rules of procedures...
Albania
2013

Law No. 54/2013 amending and supplementing Law No. 9942 on the prevention of disorders caused by iodine deficiency in the human body.

This Law amends and supplements articles 1,3, 18 and 20 of Law No. 9942 of 2008 with regard to the inspection authority, its task and rules of procedure as well as the penalties and other complimentary measures issued in case of law infringements. The inspection decisions...
Albania
2013

Law No. 63/2013 supplementing Law No. 8443 dated 21 January 1999 regulating viticulture, wine and other products originating from grape.

This Law 63/2013 supplements article 33 of Law 8443 of 1999 regulating viticulture, wine and other products originating from grape with regards to penalties and other complementary sentences issued in case of infringements as well as their appeal procedures. ...
Albania
2013

Law No. 63/2013 supplementing Law No. 8443 regulating viticulture, wine and other products originating from grape.

This Law supplements article 33 of Law 8443 of 1999 with regard to the penalties and other administrative measures issued in case of law infringement. The inspection decisions might be appealed according to the law on inspection. ...
Albania
2013

Law No. 73/2013 amending and supplementing Law No. 9441 of 2005 on the production, storage, processing and marketing of milk and dairy products.

This Law No. 73 of 2013 amends and supplements articles 24 and 32 of Law No. 9441 of 2005 on the production, storage, processing and marketing of milk and dairy products with regards to inspection procedures, the entities authorized to carry out inspection, and the penalties...
Albania
2013

Law No. 74/2013 amending and supplementing Law No. 9863 on Food.

This Law amends and supplements articles 3, 19, 38, 39, 56, 61, 68 and 70 of Law 9863 of 2008 regarding the food control and inspection structures including the National Food Authority, its tasks and rules of procedure as well as the penalties and other complimentary...
Albania
2013

Law No. 87/2013 on the categorization of the production and marketing of olive oil and olive-residue oil.

This Law takes into account the model of Council of Europe Regulation 1234/2007 dated 22 October 2007 and the EU Commission Regulation 29/2012 dated 13 January 2012. ...
Albania
2013

Instruction No.15 of 2012 on materials and articles that may come in contact with food.

The Instruction aims at ensuring the effective functioning of the internal market regarding materials and other articles destined to be in direct or indirect contact with food, ensuring a high level of protection for human health and consumers’ interests. To this end, it provides for rules...
Albania
2012

Order No. 316 date 31.10.2012 repealing Order No. 5 dated 9.1.2012 on the daily update of the veterinary certificates that accompany foods of animal origin and foods for food producing animals that enter the Republic of Albania.

Order No. 316 of 2012 repeals order No.5 of 2012 with the aim of updating and improving the content of these certificates and bringing them in line with best market practices. The Department of Veterinary Service, the Food Safety Department and the National Food Authority are...
Albania
2012
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