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Law on the management of the agro-food chain.

Document type
Agricultural & rural development, Food & nutrition
Agricultural development Integrated management Food quality control/food safety Processing/handling Inspection Risk assessment/management
Geographical area
Black Sea, Eastern Europe, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This text entered into force on 20 June 2020.

This Law regulates: 1. the bodies carrying out the state policy, the official control and other official activities in the agri-food chain; 2. the bodies carrying out risk assessment along the agro-food chain and exchange information on the risk in the agri-food chain; 3. the general requirements for carrying out official control and others official activities along the agro-food chain on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria; 4. the specific requirements for carrying out official control and other official activities on food on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria; 5. the conditions and the order for: (a) development and implementation of a Multiannual National Control Plan, (b) sampling, designation of laboratories for official control purposes and national reference laboratories; 6. the coordination and the interaction of the bodies of the official control under the agri-food chain with other bodies; 7. the implementation of administrative assistance and cooperation in the field of the agri-food chain between the competent authorities of the Republic of Bulgaria, the others Member States, the European Commission and the other institutions of the European Union; 8. the use on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria of the system for official control information management according to Regulation Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1715 of 30 September 2019 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price rules for the operation of the information management system concerning official controls and its components; 9. the measures in crisis management and emergency situations on the agro-food protection chain; 10. the financing of activities related to the official control and others official activities in the agri-food chain.

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Implemented by

Ordinance № 12 of 10 November 2021 on the terms and conditions for sampling and performing laboratory analyzes of food.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Internal trade, International trade, Nutrition, Potable water, Processing/handling