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E-mail:
l_pite@hotmail.com
Country:
Albania
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Food Safety and Veterinary Institute
Contact person name:
Ledi PITE
Website:
Physical full address:
Rr. A. Moisiu, No. 82, Tirana, Albania
Phone number:
+355692754127
Fax number:
Country introduction
Summary:

Albania is not dealing yet with GM food safety assessment. However, food safety assessment provisions as well as provision on the commercialization of GM food as new food is lay down at Food Law No. 9863, date 28.1.2008 . Furthermore, Albania, as candidate for EU accession, it is working to approximate the regulatory framework in food standards and safety with the European legal framework.

National Food Authority http://aku.gov.al/aku_new/ deals with the national administration in food safety and consumer protection.

Framework
Regulatory framework:
My country does not have a regulatory framework that requires the competent authority to conduct safety assessment of GM food.
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
My country does not have a structure for GM food safety assessment.
Supplemental information:
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Assessment
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country does not conduct safety assessment of GM food but the country has, or the country is in the process of developing national/regional guidelines that are in line with the Codex Guidelines in conducting safety assessment of GM food.
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
My country has never conducted food safety assessment of GM food but is planning to conduct such assessment in the near future.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
In my country, GM food/feed that contains stacked event(s) is considered as a new product even if all single events that are stacked have already approved.
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
My country does not produce any GM food or feed.
GM food/feed imports:
My country allows imports GM food or feed upon authorization.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
My country has not faced any LLP/AP situations in the last 10 years.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country is in the process of developing regulations/policies on GM food labeling.
Supplemental information on the Labelling requirement:
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
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Country information last modified:
02/11/2017