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Law No.1 of 2017 establishing the National Food Safety Authority (NFSA).

Country/Territory
Egypt
Document type
Legislation
Date
2017
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Institution Public health Food quality control/food safety Processing/handling Inspection Internal trade International trade Authorization/permit Certification Risk assessment/management Traceability/product tracing Basic legislation
Geographical area
Africa, Northern Africa
Entry into force notes
This Law enters into force the day after its publication in the Official Gazette.
Abstract

This Law consisting of 19 articles aims at creating the Egyptian Food Safety Authority that shall solely undertake the functions of control and handling of food to prevent health hazards arising from human consumption of food, through formulating necessary regulations and taking any measures to protect human health. Main powers of the Authority are: setting mandatory food safety criteria in accordance with the international standards; inspection, control, licensing, handling of food; control of

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Website
www.nfsa.gov.eg