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Law on food.

Country/Territory
Bulgaria
Document type
Legislation
Date
2020
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Basic legislation Consumer protection Cooperative/producer organization Business/industry/corporations Enforcement/compliance Food additives GMO HACCP Processing/handling Hygiene/sanitary procedures Inspection Internal trade International relations/cooperation International trade Packaging/labelling Monitoring Offences/penalties Public health Treated food Food security
Geographical area
Black Sea, Eastern Europe, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This Law shall enter into force on the day of its promulgation in the State Gazette (published on 9 June 2020), with the exception of the provision of article 76 (paragraph 2, item 2) which shall enter into force on 22 February 2021.
Abstract

This Law regulates: the requirements to the food safety; the requirements to the business operators and the persons, working in sites for production, processing and/or distribution of foods; the requirements for packaging, labelling, presentation and advertising of foods; the requirements for production, processing and/or distribution of food (including HACCP issues); the requirements to sites for production and wholesale trade and the requirements for retail trade in materials and objects, intended for contact with food; the requirements for transportation of food; the requirements for distance food trade; the requirements for the natural mineral, spring and table waters; the requirements to the foods, intended for infants and small children, the foods for special medical purposes and the foods in which vitamins, minerals and some other substances are invested; the requirements to the additives, enzymes and flavorings in foods and food additives; the requirements to the foods, intended for use at intensive muscular loading; the requirements to the genetically modified foods; the requirements to the foods treated with ionizing radiation; the requirements to the smoke flavorings, used or intended for use in or on foods; the requirements to the new foods; the conditions and the order for carrying out food banking; the bodies for official control over the production, processing and/or distribution of food; the conditions and the order for food export; the functions of the National Food Council; the functions and powers of the branch organizations of food producers, processors and/or distributors; the requirements to the activity of the Conciliation Commission. These provisions shall not apply to: the primary production of food for personal consumption in the household; the preparation and storage at home of foods intended for personal consumption in the household; the production, receipt, processing, labelling and trade in food under article 1 of the Wine and Spirits Act. This Law aims to: ensure a high level of protection of the health and interests of consumers with regard to food; ensure the application of laws of the European Union and of national measures in food sector. This 2020 Bulgarian Law on food addresses several European Union legislative documents through the entire text, including different interactions and updates with national legislation (see final part of the text-Transitional and final provisions (list of amendments and adjustments to these national laws).

Full text
Bulgarian
Website
dv.parliament.bg

References - Legislation

Repeals

Law on Food.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 1999

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Mineral water, GMO, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Registration, Transport/storage, Authorization/permit, International trade, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Decree № 248 of 26 July 2021 on the adoption of an Ordinance on specific requirements for caseins and caseinates intended for human consumption.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Milk/dairy products, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree № 260 of 29 July 2021 on the adoption of an Ordinance on specific requirements for dairy products.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2021

Keyword: Classification/declassification, Food quality control/food safety, Milk/dairy products, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree № 302 of 17 September 2021 on the adoption of an Ordinance on the requirements for coffee and chicory extracts.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2021

Keyword: Coffee/cocoa/tea, Vegetables/legumes, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance № 12 of 18 November 2021 on specific requirements for distance food trade.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree № 367 of 19 October 2021 adopting the Ordinance on the requirements for cocoa and chocolate products.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance № 10 of 26 April 2021 on specific requirements for the production of food of animal origin in slaughterhouses.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Meat, Packaging/labelling, Slaughtering, Transport/storage, Animal health, Processing/handling, Birds, Cattle, Poultry, Swine

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree № 170 of 23 April 2021 on the adoption of an Ordinance on the requirements for certain partially or completely dehydrated milk intended for human consumption.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Milk/dairy products, Packaging/labelling, Treated food

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance № 11 of 7 June 2021 on terms and conditions for processing foods with ionizing radiation and requirements for them.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2019

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Processing/handling, Radiation, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Treated food

Source: FAO, FAOLEX