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Law No. 4492 concerning movement and marketing of fresh and perishable agricultural products.

Country/Territory
Greece
Document type
Legislation
Date
2017
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Packaging/labelling Meat Milk/dairy products Food quality control/food safety Transport/storage Inspection Internal trade International trade Processing/handling
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
Articles 1 to 4 shall entry into force on 1 January 2018. Other provisions shall enter into force on its publication in the Government Gazette.
Abstract

The Law, consisting of five Chapters divided into 21 articles and two Annexes, establishes the requirements for movement and marketing of fresh and perishable agricultural products. It specifies that a trader who buy agricultural products from a producer must pay within 60 days. The producer shall notify to the competent authority specific documents concerning these agricultural products. The competent authority shall, in cooperation with the Directorate of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, carry out related controls to comply with these provisions. The labelling of meat/milk origin is mandatory, whether prepacked or not, as listed in Annex II, and shall include the following: a) name of the country where meat/milking has been produced; b) name of the country in which the meat/milk was processed; c) name of the country in which the product was packaged. If the processing and packaging has taken place in the same country, the indication of origin in the final product may be attributed uniformly as 'Origin: Name of country'. If processing and packaging have taken place in more than one Member State of the European Union, the indication of origin in the final product can be attributed uniformly as "EU origin". If processing and packaging have taken place in more than one non-EU country the indication of origin in the final product can be attributed uniformly to "non-EU origin". The above mentioned indications shall be indicated in accordance with Article 13 of Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 on both pre-packaged and non-prepacked finished products at retail outlets.

Full text
Greek
Website
www.minagric.gr

References - Legislation

Implements

Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers.

Legislation | European Union | 2011 (2015)

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Food quality control/food safety, Access-to-information, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amends

Law No. 4384 establishing Agricultural Cooperatives, as forms of collective organization of rural lands.

Legislation | Greece | 2016

Keyword: Cooperative/producer organization, Basic legislation, Institution, Agricultural development, Fertilizers/nutrients, Authorization/permit, Enforcement/compliance, Agricultural land, Fishery management and conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Ministerial Decision No. 1710 on detailed rules for the application of Articles 5 and 7 of Law No. 4492/2017 on the compulsory labelling of milk and dairy products origin.

Legislation | Greece | 2018

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Milk/dairy products, Food quality control/food safety, Transport/storage, Inspection, Internal trade, International trade, Processing/handling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Law no. 4711/2020 on Simplification of the framework for the exercise of economic activities under the responsibility of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and other provisions.

Legislation | Greece | 2020

Keyword: Special fund, Institution, Aquaculture, Animal health, Fish disease, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing gear/fishing method, Seasons, Cooperative/producer organization, Packaging/labelling, Tax/levy, Milk/dairy products, Animal production, Animal reproduction, Authorization/permit, Animal welfare, Drugs, Business/industry/corporations, Game, Hunting/capture, Wild fauna

Source: FAO, FAOLEX