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Law 87/2012 approving the Normative Act No.4 dated 16.8.2012 of the Council of Ministers designating the rules of slaughtering and the marketing of meat.

This Law aims at protecting the human life and health as well as the environment. It’s composed of the following sections: General Provisions (I), Animals slaughtering, Meat trade (III), Responsibilities of other state structures (IV), Administrative infringements and sanctions for the responsible structures (V), Immediate effects...
Albania
2012

Order No. 178 dated 4.6.2012 approving the Regulation on the lists of animals and animal products that are subject to inspection at the border inspection points.

This Order lays down the rules and procedures and sets forth a list of animals and animal products that are subject to inspection at the border inspection points according to the Regulation No. 4 dated 3.7.2000 on the veterinary controls of animals entering into Republic of...
Albania
2012

Guideline No. 7 of 19 March 2012 on the use of the food additive E960 steviol glycoside in food products.

The Guideline lays down the criteria regarding the use of food additive “E960 Steviol Glykoside” in food products produced in or imported to the Republic of Albania. The National Authority of Food and the Food Safety Institute are the responsible authorities for implementation of the guidelines....
Albania
2012

Order No. 328 dated 22.11.2011 approving the Regulation determining the criteria and on the required veterinary certification for animals and animal products entering to Albania from other countries and territories under the administration of these countries.

The Order No. 328 of 2011 approves the Regulation determining the criteria and on the required veterinary certification for animals and animal products entering to Albania from other countries and territories under the administration of these countries. The Order further sets forth specific requirements for each...
Albania
2011

Law No. 10433 dated 16.6.2011 on the inspection in the Republic of Albania.

The law lays down the general principles of inspection, the organization of the public institutions that carry out inspection functions, the rules of procedure, and the establishment of the Central Inspectorate. The law consists of several chapters: I- General Provisions, II- Purpose and Principles of Inspection,...
Albania
2011

Instruction No. 20 of 2010 on good practices in hygiene, production, and procedures based on the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) in the food establishments.

This Instruction lays down the procedures for the implementation of good practices in hygiene, production, and procedures based on HACCP in food production and processing plants. It consists of the following Chapters: General Provisions (I); HACCP – Principles and guidelines for their implementation (II); Qualifications and...
Albania
2010

Instruction No. 21 of 2010 on specific requirements regarding hygiene and official inspections of livestock products.

The Instruction provides for hygiene requirements that need to be observed by food business operators regarding the production, processing, deposit, and transportation of eggs and their products, snails, frog legs, lard and other processed fats, bones and bone products, processed proteins, blood and blood products, and...
Albania
2010

Instruction No. 22 of 2010 on general and specific hygiene requirements for food production and food business operators.

This Instruction provides for general and specific requirements for food business operators regarding the hygiene of food products. The Instruction consists of the following chapters: General Provisions (I); General and specific hygienic requirements (II); Hazard analysis and critical control points (III); Inspections, Registrations, and approvals (IV);...
Albania
2010

Instruction No. 23 of 2010 on hygiene requirements for meat and meat products including ground meat, and meat cut by mechanical ways.

This Instruction provides for specific obligatory hygiene requirements for meat production plants, animal transportation, slaughterhouses, meat cutting facilities, transportation and storage of fresh meat, ground meat, and other meat products, as well as for tasks and responsibilities of responsible inspection authorities, the frequency of their inspection,...
Albania
2010

Instruction No. 25 of 2010 on hygiene requirements and inspection on live molluscs, fish, and fishery products.

The Instruction consists of 4 Chapters and includes separate sections applicable for different fishery categories: General provisions (I); Specific hygiene requirements for the facilities including tools, treatment of live bivalve molluscs and fishery products (II); Official controls in relation to bivalve molluscs and fishery products (III);...
Albania
2010

Regulation No. 1344 on labelling of agricultural products.

This Regulation lays down rules governing labelling of agricultural products. Food operators must modify their food products labels accordingly and inform the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection on such changes. The Regulation is composed of the following Chapters: (I) General provisions; (II) Special labelling...
Albania
2008

Regulation No. 1352 on prepacking.

This Regulation sets out provisions on prepacking. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy are responsible for its enforcement. The Regulation lays down rules on: (1) principles and criteria on prepacking and its control; (2) metrological requirements...
Albania
2008

Law No. 9942 on the prevention of disorders caused by iodine deficiency in the human body.

This Law aims at the prevention of human body disorders caused by iodine deficiency due to iodization of salt destined to human and animal consumption and its use in the food industry. The Law applies to salt producers and business operators. It consists of the following...
Albania
2008

Law on Consumer Protection.

Regarding governance, the Ministry in charge of trade matters shall, through relevant administrative structures compile policies and also ensure the regulatory instruments of consumer protection as well as an effective enforcement of this Law. ...
Albania
2008 (2013)

Law No. 9863 on Food.

This Law aims at ensuring high levels of protection of human health and consumers’ interests with respect to food products. It lays down rules governing food hygiene, business operators’ responsibilities, food quality standards, registration of geographical designations of origin, food labelling and marketing standards. The Law...
Albania
2008

Order No. 4 on purity standards for food additives other than colourings and sweeteners.

This Order sets forth purity standards applicable to food additives other than colourings and sweeteners, such as E431, E431 (40), E 432, E434, E436, E459 and polyetilen glikol 6000. ...
Albania
2007

Order No. 346 on flavourings in food products and raw materials used for food processing.

This Regulation lays down criteria and standards applicable to flavourings in food products and raw materials used for their production, as well as rules governing labelling. The Regulation does not apply to food products ready for consumption, nor to substances having a natural sweet, sour or...
Albania
2006

Regulation No. 313 approving the maximum residue limits of pesticides in foodstuffs and feedingstuffs.

This Regulation sets forth the maximum residue limits (MRLs) of pesticides in products destined to human and animal consumption, as well as the maximum levels applicable to other products used as raw materials in food processing. A list of products covered by these provisions is attached....
Albania
2006

Regulation No. 257 on official controls on food products.

This Regulation lays down general principles concerning official controls on food products, with a view to protecting public health and ensuring that consumers are properly informed as regards food safety matters. ...
Albania
2006

Order No. 209 on the use of flavourings in food products.

This Regulation lays down the list of flavorings allowed in food products and related parameters. ...
Albania
2006
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