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Exports (Standardization and Quality Control) Regulations.

These Regulations, are made by the President under Section 20 read with Sub-section (3) of Section 4 and under Section 14 of the Import and Export (Control) Act, No. 1 of 1969 and paragraph (2) of Article 44 of the Constitution. They consist of nine sections...
Sri Lanka
2013

Regulations amending Food (Antioxidants) Regulations, 2009.

These Regulations amend Food (Antioxidants) Regulations, 2009. Amendments provide for replacing regulations 4 and 9, by the substitution for the words "intended for infants and young children” of the words "for infants or young children"; for the definition of the expression "antioxidant” of the following new...
Sri Lanka
2013

Food (Flavouring Substances and Flavour Enhancers) Regulations, 2013.

The Regulations specify: flavouring substances that are allowed or prohibited (Schedule I); solvents permitted to be used in flavouring substances (Schedule II); and flavour enhancers which may be added to foods subject to observance of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and where the label clearly carries a...
Sri Lanka
2013

Food (Hygiene) Regulations, 2011.

The Regulations provide for: water supply and storage; requirements for equipment and utensils used in food handling areas; cleaning and disinfection processes; packaging and labelling requirements; conveyances and containers used for transporting foodstuff; meat and fish processing requirements; food display requirements; food establishment owners’ requirements;...
Sri Lanka
2012

Regulations amending Food (Bread Standards) Regulations, 1994.

These Regulations amend Food (Bread Standards) Regulations, 1994. Amendments deal with the following added optional ingredients: sugar; milk and milk products; tapioca flour, rice flour, kurakkan flour, corn flour, soya flour, potato starch and any other edible flours and edible oil seeds; gluten not exceeding 2%...
Sri Lanka
2011

Food (ShelfLife of Imported Food Items) Regulations, 2011.

These Regulations establish expiry requirements for imported food stuff. They specify that all items of food imported into the country shall posess at the point of entry into Sri Lanka, a minimum period of sixty percentum (60%) of unexpired shelflife. The Regulations do not apply in...
Sri Lanka
2011

Regulations amending the Food (Colouring Substances) Regulations, 2006.

These Regulations amend The Food (Colouring Substances) Regulations, 2006 as follows: (1) in regulation 5, by the substitution for paragraph (iv) of that regulation as follows: (iv) fish, molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms. (2) in Schedule I, by the repeal of Table I and II and the...
Sri Lanka
2011

Fishing (Import and Export) Regulations, 2010.

These Regulations, consisting of seven sections and two Schedules, establish the following provisions for regulating Fishing Import and Export. No person shall take, collect, harvest fish, fish products or aquatic resources for import and Export without obtaining a valid fishing Operation License issued by the Director-General...
Sri Lanka
2010

Food (packaging Materials and Articles) Regulations, 2010.

These Regulations, consisting of ten sections and three Schedules, establish Food packaging Materials and Articles. They specify requirements to be satisfied in order to perform the following activities: import, manufacture, transport, advertise for sale, expose for sale, sell, package, store, use or distribute any food packaging...
Sri Lanka
2010

Food (Formaldehyde in fish) Regulations, 2010.

These Regulations establish the following provisions: no person shall import, transport, distribute, store, sell, offer or expose for sale any fish in Sri Lanka, which contains Formaldehyde in levels exceeding 5 mg/kg (ppm). Every person importing fish into the country shall produce at the point of...
Sri Lanka
2010

Food (Melamine in Milk and Milk Products) Regulations, 2010.

These Regulations establish Melamine in Milk and Milk Products requirements as follows: no person shall import, manufacture, transport, distribute, sell, keep for sale any milk or milk products in Sri Lanka, containing melamine in levels exceeding 1.0 mg/kg (Part per Million). Every person importing milk or...
Sri Lanka
2010

Food (Antioxidants) Regulations, 2009.

These Regulations, consisting of 9 sections and two Schedules, regulate the use of antioxidants in food. The Regulations prohibit: the import, use or advertisement of any antioxidants other than antioxidants specified in Schedule I in food for human consumption; manufacture, import, sale, offer for sale, storage,...
Sri Lanka
2009

Food (Adoption of Standards) Regulations 2008.

These Regulations, consisting of two sections and one Schedule, specify in the respective Column of the Schedule, food standards applicable for the assessment of the quality of food items under the Food Act, No. 26 of 1980, established by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution under the...
Sri Lanka
2009

Regulations amending Schedule I of the Food (Colouring Substances) Regulations, 2006.

These Regulations amend Schedule I of the Food (Colouring Substances) Regulations, 2006. Amendments deal with standard of the Synthetic dyes that are permitted to be used as colouring substances in food as follows: Pure dye minimum 85%; Water insoluble matter maximum 0.1%; Subsidiary dye maximum 4%;...
Sri Lanka
2009

Food (Vinegar Standards) Regulations, 2007.

These Regulations, consisting of six sections, establish the vinegar standards to be satisfied in composition and additives, according to the different type of vinegar as specified under regulation 2. No person shall sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, store, transport, distribute, advertise or use the...
Sri Lanka
2007

Food (Colouring Substances) Regulations, 2006.

The Regulations specify: flavouring substances that are allowed or prohibited (Schedule I); solvents permitted to be used in flavouring substances (Schedule II); and flavour enhancers which may be added to foods subject to observance of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and where the label clearly carries a...
Sri Lanka
2006

Food (Control of Import, Labelling and Sale of Genetically Modified Foods) Regulations, 2006.

These Regulations establish the following provisions: no person shall, import, store, transport, distribute, sell or offer for sale any genetically modified organism as food for human consumption; any food containing or consisting of genetically modified organisms; any food produced from or containing ingredients produced from genetically...
Sri Lanka
2006

Food (Irradiation) Regulations, 2005.

These Regulations, consisting of seven Parts and one Schedule, provides for food irradiation. They establish that: every Food Irradiation Facility set up in Sri Lanka; for all irradiated foods produced locally, whether for domestic consumption or for export; and for all imported food. The main objective...
Sri Lanka
2005

Food (Bottled or Packaged Water) Regulations, 2005.

These Regulations, consisting of four Parts and three Schedules, provide for bottled or packaged natural mineral water and bottled or packaged drinking water. The Regulations specify the following provisions: no person shall bottle or packaged Natural Mineral Water or Drinking Water; or import and distribute bottled...
Sri Lanka
2005

Food (Iodization of Salt) Regulations, 2005.

These Regulations, consisting of eleven sections and two Schedules, establish iodized edible common salt requirements. They specify hygiene and sanitary procedures obtained by washing off its impurities and by adding the ingredients of potassium iodide, potassium iodate or calcium iodate, which contains sodium chloride of not...
Sri Lanka
2005
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