Country information about GM food safety assessment
Republic of Moldova is at the transition stage, using the Codex Standards. Currently in Republic of Moldova the food safety criteria are mainly used the ones adopted in Russian Federation, as the main trade is inside area where this legislation is in place, therefore better understanding of international food safety legislation and criteria is essential for Moldavian experts. In number of cases this Russian legislation quite significantly differs from international (Codex).
Since 2009 year, in Moldova, the nutrition problems began to be presented at the various levels including Government in aspects of healthy lifestyle promotion.
Reorganization to the Public Health system extending the activity and using the performance equipment for analysis.
Republic of Moldova use several pesticides, including the latest generation. The National Centre of Public Health is responsible for monitoring of pesticide residues.
Pesticide residues in some fruits and vegetables are a cause for concern in the Republic of Moldova. There are number of problems linked with PR levels identified in the home market products, products destined for export, especially for Russia and also with internally established legal maximum residues limits.
At the National Codex Committee was included the new persons from all branches of economy.
Participation in the above meetings will also help experts and authorities in Republic of Moldova to understand and adopt the food safety legislation in the above mentioned areas based on Codex
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment