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Peru regulations

General requirements for import

General law of health No 26842: Provides general requirements for food imports, sets sanitary standards and provides guidance on the inspection of imported food.

You can find the Law at the following link, available in the Spanish version: https://www.mindbank.info/item/2961

Supreme Decree No 007-98: Sets general hygiene standards, health conditions and requirements, and other standards related to marketing, preparation, and sale of food for all food imports. The Decree also establishes procedures for imports, regulations for the border inspection as well as and food safety measures and sanctions.

Legislative Decree No 1 290 (28 December 2016): Aims to establish preventive systems to guarantee food safety, to improve administrative procedures, and to strengthen sanitary surveillance and inspection. It also regulates fishery and aquaculture products in all phases of production.

You can find the Spanish version of the Decree at the following link:

https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-legislativo-que-fortalece-la-inocuidad-de-los-alimen-decreto-legislativo-n-1290-1468465-5/

Legislative Decree No 1402: Sets general requirements on food safety of fish and fishery products in order to guarantee public health. In addition, it strengthens the role of SANIPES as the competent authority for all sanitary and fishing related activities.

You can find the Spanish version of the Legislative Decree at the following link:

https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-legislativo-que-modifica-diversos-articulos-de-la-le-decreto-legislativo-n-1402-1689969-2/

Additives, contaminants, antimicrobials and residues

Ministerial Resolution 621 - 2008: Provides guidance about additives in foodstuffs, which are permitted to be added to food sold in Peru, their standards and their maximum levels.

You can find the Ministerial Resolution at the following link: http://www.digesa.minsa.gob.pe/norma_consulta/RM621-2008.pdf

Ministerial Resolution 372 – 2016: Provides guidance about residues of veterinary drugs and contaminants, their standards and their maximum levels.

You can find the Ministerial Resolution at the following link:

https://cdn.www.gob.pe/uploads/document/file/193561/192288_RM_372-2016-MINSA.pdf20180904-20266-1tjmajy.pdf

Microbiological and organic criteria

Ministerial Resolution No 591-2008: Provides guidance about the microbiological maximum limits in foodstuffs of aquatic animal origin.

You can find the Ministerial Resolution at the following link:

https://www.senasa.gob.pe/senasa/descargasarchivos/2015/07/CRITERIOS-MICROBIOLOGICOS-RM-591-2008-MINSA.pdf

Labelling and packaging

Supreme Decree No 007-98: Provides guidance about labelling and packaging requirements.

Traceability

Supreme Decree No 007-98: Provides guidance about hygiene control for imported food and establishes a system of responsibility for recall, in terms of both specific measures and procedures of reporting to the relevant administrative organs. This system allows all importers to recall specific products and also outlines a traceability system for all seafood products.

Legislative resolution No 30591: Aims to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, thereby promoting the sustainability of global fisheries.

You can find the Spanish version of the Legislative resolution at the following link:

https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/resolucion-legislativa-que-aprueba-el-acuerdo-sobre-medidas-resolucion-legislativa-n-30591-1537128-1/

How do you find the most recent consolidated version of the regulations?

You can find the Supreme Decree No 007-98 at the following link, only available in Spanish:

https://cdn.www.gob.pe/uploads/document/file/284610/256394_DS007-1998.pdf20190110-18386-1q4l45y.pdf

 

Last update: 09/10/2020

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