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Regulation No. 210 on purity criteria for certain food additives.

This Regulation lays down purity criteria for some authorized food additives, including E101 (i), E101 (ii), E102, E104, E110 and E122. ...
Albania
2006

Guideline No. 3 on the labelling of imported food products.

This Guideline regulates the labelling of imported food products, taking into account the provisions laid down under Regulation No. 554 of 2002. The labelling of products such as coffee, sugar, flour, oil and rice must comply with Regulation No. 604 of 2000. ...
Albania
2006

Order No. 65 laying down protection measures against epizootic disease from Argentina.

This Order prohibits the importation from Argentina of certain live animals (cattle, swines and small ruminants) in Albania. The importation of unprocessed milk and meat produced from those animals is prohibited as well. The General Directorate of Food Safety and Consumer Protection, the Regional Agricultural Directorate...
Albania
2006

Law No. 9441 on the production, storage, processing and marketing of milk and dairy products.

This Law aims at ensuring a controlled quality in the production, storage, processing and trade of milk and dairy products. It sets forth rules regarding the licensing of establishments producing and processing milk products, safety standards, labelling, packaging and storage. The Law consists of five Chapters:...
Albania
2005

Regulation No. 217 on best practices for the conservation and distribution of milk and dairy products.

This Regulation concerns the practices to be followed for the conservation and distribution of milk and dairy products. It consists of two Chapters: (I) Requirements for outer spaces used for milk conservation and distribution, including places allowed for passage and parking of vehicles, loading, unloading and...
Albania
2005

Order No. 28 on the import, export and transit procedures for animals, livestock food products and animal feeding.

This Order regulates the procedures for import, export and transit of animals, animal feedingstuffs and animal products. All the entities bound by the Law on veterinary service and inspectorate shall be granted an annual permission by the Veterinary Directorate upon inspection and registration, in accordance...
Albania
2005

Order No. 698 on the use of food sweeteners in food products.

This Order, issued jointly by the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of Health, lays down the list of food sweeteners allowed for use in food production. It designates the Food and Sanitary Inspectorates as the authorized competent authorities for enforcement. A detailed list of sweeteners...
Albania
2003

Regulation No. 609 on trade in natural mineral waters.

This Regulation lays down the conditions to be met by bottled natural mineral waters for human consumption, produced domestically or imported. The following three Annexes are attached: (I) Criteria and Requirements for Application (Licensing); (II) Supplementary Classification of Natural Mineral Waters; (III) Classification of Natural Mineral...
Albania
2000

Law No. 8528 promoting and protecting breast feeding.

This Law intends to promote and protect breast feeding. Restrictions and quality control imposed on producers and traders of those products used to feed babies are established by this Law. Duties of the health system are prescribed therein. ...
Albania
1999

Law No. 8443 regulating viticulture, wine and other products originating from grape.

This Law regulates the viticulture, wine production and other products originating from grape. All farmers, individuals or legal entities, Albanian or foreign, who conduct activities provided by this Law are subject to the requirements prescribed therein. Rules for wine production and consumption are provided. The Ministry...
Albania
1999

Regulation No. 549 on the production and importation of iodized salt.

According to this Regulation, only iodized salt may be imported. These provisions set forth applicable iodize standards. The Ministry of Environment and Health is responsible for implementing awareness campaigns regarding the importance of iodized salt usage. ...
Albania
1997

Law No. 7643 on the State Sanitary Inspectorate.

This Law establishes the Sanitary Inspectorate under the Ministry of Health and Environment Protection as the highest sanitary inspection authority. It consists of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate and the inspectors and operates both at central and local levels. It inspects the implementation of the sanitary laws...
Albania
1992
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