Codex Contact Point
Dr Ledi Pite, DVM MA, PhD Head of Epidemiology and Statistics Sector Food Safety and Veterinary Institute Rr. A. Moisiu, No.10 Tirana, Albania Tel: +355 4 2372912

Competent authorities

Name of authority
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration National Food Authority
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration - Ensure the consumer protection on the consumption of the food products of plant and animal origin, the improvement of the food safety system and guarantee the fair trade of the food business operators. The overall goal is to guarantee food safety from the farm to the table in compliance with the European standards. It is responsible in the formulation of policies and strategies on food safety and in the preparation of respective legislation. National Food Authority is responsible for the enforcement of the legislation concerning food safety and consumer protection; the control of plant and plant products, livestock, animal by-products and food of animal and non animal origin at the borders; risk assessment in the field of food and feed, plant protection and animal health protection; public information about the safety of food and feed, protection of plants and animal health protection; etc..
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
Lindita Molla - Institute of Public Health ( The contact point has been active for INFOSAN when required)

Food safety and consumer protection – laws and regulations

In due course lists of legislation related to food safety and consumer protection in each country will be provided. This will be based on FAO's database on Food Legislation (FAOLEX) verified with countries before uploading.

The national Codex programme

National Codex consultative mechanism
Actually Albania is a candidate for the accession in EU and the legislative framework has been build in compliance of EU legislation which take in consideration codex programme
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
Agriculture University Institute of Public Health Food Safety and Veterinary Insitute

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
Food Safety and Veterinary Institute (It is not consolidated).
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
Official Laboratory
-Respective Laboratories of Food Safety and Veterinary Institute (FSVI) -Regional Laboratory Network of National Food Authority
Official Competence
-FSVI - National Reference Centre - base analytic level

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
Institute of Public Health is responsible and has a monitoring system for data collection on foodborne disease in humans
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
The monitoring system in the food chain of National Food Authority is based on the supervision of the results from the official control plan and the results of sample collection for its implementation. There are many elements not integrated in this plan due to lack of data that actually are going to be created (self-control system, historical data of the product). This shows that the actual plan is risk based only to the product and not annual risk based plan, which will create a complete monitoring of the risk in the food chain.
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