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Law on the Supervision of the Handling of Food (1998)

Country/Territory
Latvia
Document type
Legislation
Date
1998
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Basic legislation Processing/handling Hygiene/sanitary procedures Certification Inspection Standards Public health Risk assessment/management Internal trade Consumer protection Governance Institution Monitoring Business/industry/corporations Enforcement/compliance
Geographical area
Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Law regulates the supervision of the handling of food. Its purpose is to ensure handling the food, which is qualitative and safe to human health, life and the environment, eliminating the risks, promoting the trade and protecting the interests of consumers. The Law prescribes the national competence issues with regard to the handling of all forms of food and any food establishment and natural person involved in it. Issues regarding the handling of food and its monitoring, which are not governed by this Law, shall be governed by regulations of the European Union. The Law further provides for food and the handling thereof; food unfit for distribution; state supervision and control of the handling of food; and suspension and renewal of the operation of food establishments.

Full text
Latvian/English
Website
likumi.lv

References - Legislation

Implements

Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning novel foods and novel food ingredients.

Legislation | 1997

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Novel food, Fraud/deceit/adulteration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety

Legislation | 2002

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Early warning system/emergency intervention system, Institution, Data collection/reporting, Packaging/labelling, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 2065/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on smoke flavourings used or intended for use in or on foods.

Legislation | 2003

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Authorization/permit, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific hygiene rules for the hygiene of foodstuffs.

Legislation | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Standards, Meat, Fish products, Game, Milk/dairy products, Poultry products

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption.

Legislation | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Inspection, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, HACCP, Internal trade, International trade, Certification, Drugs, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Animal welfare

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on nutrition and health claims made on foods.

Legislation | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs.

Legislation | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, HACCP, Traceability/product tracing, Treated food, Transport/storage, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings.

Legislation | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules.

Legislation | 2004

Keyword: Animal feed/feedstuffs, Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Food additives, Inspection, Internal trade, International trade, Enforcement/compliance, Animal health, Animal welfare

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 234/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No. 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings.

Legislation | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Cabinet Regulation No.89 of 1998 regarding hygiene requirements and criteria for freshness and size for production and placing on the market of fishery products.

Legislation | Latvia | 1998

Keyword: Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Fish products, Fishing vessel, Inspection, Processing/handling, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Internal trade, Cartilaginous fishes, Food quality control/food safety, HACCP

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No.292 of 1999 regarding food contamination.

Legislation | Latvia | 1999

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Governmental Decree No.130 of 1998 regarding validation of the Regulation on hygiene requirements regarding the handling of foodstuffs.

Legislation | Latvia | 1998

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Governmental Decree No. 63 regarding validation of the Regulation on mandatory harmless requirements for drinking water.

Legislation | Latvia | 1999

Keyword: Potable water, Standards, Water supply, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 499 of 2010 on Hygiene Requirements for the Primary Production of Products of Plant Origin and Direct Supply in Small Quantities to a Final Consumer

Legislation | Latvia | 2010

Keyword: Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Vegetables/legumes, Internal trade, Fruits/edible nuts, Food quality control/food safety, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 671 of 2017 Mandatory Harmlessness and Quality Requirements for Drinking Water, and the Procedures for Monitoring and Control Thereof

Legislation | Latvia | 2017

Keyword: Potable water, Water quality standards, Public health, Monitoring, Procedural matters, Surface water, Groundwater, Water supply, Water abstraction, Waterworks, Liability/compensation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 744 of 2009 on Welfare Requirements of Laying Hens and Procedures for Registration of Establishments Keeping Laying Hens

Legislation | Latvia | 2009

Keyword: Poultry, Animal welfare, Business/industry/corporations, Registration, Hygiene/sanitary procedures

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 370 of 2008 on Infant Formulae and Follow-on Formulae for Infants

Legislation | Latvia | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Breastfeeding/infant food, Packaging/labelling, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 808 of 2011 on Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food

Legislation | Latvia | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Public health, Consumer protection, Processing/handling, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Internal trade, International trade, Standards, Residues

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 461 of 2014 on Requirements for Food Quality Schemes, Procedures for the Implementation, Operation, Monitoring, and Control Thereof

Legislation | Latvia | 2014

Keyword: Agricultural development, Subsidy/incentive, Food quality control/food safety, Ecological production/organic production, Intellectual property rights/patents, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Traceability/product tracing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 301 on Maximum Permitted Amount of Trans Fatty Acids in Food Products

Legislation | Latvia | 2016

Keyword: Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Consumer protection, Oils/oilseeds/fats, Nutrition, Public health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 1113 of 2013 on Requirements for Fruit Juices and Similar Products

Legislation | Latvia | 2013

Keyword: Beverages, Classification/declassification, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 104 of 2010 on Procedures for the Recognition and Registration of Food Establishments

Legislation | Latvia | 2010

Keyword: Access-to-information, Food quality control/food safety, Business/industry/corporations, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 926 of 2010 on Quality and Classification Requirements for Kvass and Kvass (Malt) Beverage

Legislation | Latvia | 2010

Keyword: Beverages, Classification/declassification, Food additives, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 696 of 2015 on Edible Salt

Legislation | Latvia | 2015

Keyword: Classification/declassification, Condiments/herbs/spices, Food quality control/food safety, Internal trade, International trade, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 624 of 2015 Requirements for the Quality, Classification, and Supplementary Labelling for Fruit Jam, Conserve, Jelly, Marmalade, and Sweetened Chestnut Purée

Legislation | Latvia | 2015

Keyword: Classification/declassification, Food quality control/food safety, Fruits/edible nuts, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 514 of 2020 on Requirements for the Food Distribution after Expiry of the Date of Minimum Durability

Legislation | Latvia | 2020

Keyword: Breastfeeding/infant food, Food waste, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 819 of 2018 on Procedures for Registration of Foods for Specific Groups and Procedures for Payment of the State Fee

Legislation | Latvia | 2018

Keyword: Breastfeeding/infant food, Business/industry/corporations, Nutrition, Public health, Registration, Royalties/fees, Special dietary uses, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 681 of 2019 on Regulations Regarding the Procedures for Calculating and Making Payments for the Activities of State Supervision and Control and Paid Services of the Food and Veterinary Service

Legislation | Latvia | 2019

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Governance, Inspection, Institution, Monitoring, Procedural matters, Royalties/fees, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 46 of 2020 on Requirements and Procedures for the Border Control of Food to be Entered from Third Countries and Materials and Products Intended to Come Into Contact with Food Which Are Not Subject to Official Border Control

Legislation | Latvia | 2020

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, International trade, Packaging/labelling, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 1145 of 2010 on State Fee for the Registration of Food Supplements

Legislation | Latvia | 2010

Keyword: Special dietary uses, Royalties/fees, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 44 of 2011 on Procedures for the Conformity Assessment of Flavourings Used in Food with the Classification and Quality Requirements

Legislation | Latvia | 2011

Keyword: Food additives, Classification/declassification, Food quality control/food safety, Business/industry/corporations

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 170 of 1999 on Handling of Hens' Eggs

Legislation | Latvia | 1999

Keyword: Poultry products, Packaging/labelling, Transport/storage, Business/industry/corporations

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 736 of 2015 on Natural Mineral Water and Spring Water

Legislation | Latvia | 2015

Keyword: Mineral water, Packaging/labelling, Authorization/permit, Consumer protection, Royalties/fees, Standards, Potable water, Internal trade, International trade, Water quality standards, Business/industry/corporations, Water supply, Groundwater, Water abstraction, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 685 of 2015 on Requirements for Food Supplements

Legislation | Latvia | 2015

Keyword: Special dietary uses, Registration, Packaging/labelling, Data collection/reporting, Consumer protection, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 767 of 2015 on Procedures for the Registration, Protection and Supervision of Geographical Indications, Designations of Origin and Traditional Specialities Guaranteed of Agricultural Products and Foodstuffs

Legislation | Latvia | 2015

Keyword: Intellectual property rights/patents, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Inspection, Internal trade, International trade, Food quality control/food safety, Agricultural commodities, Viticulture/oenological practices

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 97 of 2011 on Requirements for the Classification, Quality and Labelling of Milk Products and Composite Milk Products

Legislation | Latvia | 2011

Keyword: Milk/dairy products, Packaging/labelling, Food quality control/food safety, Classification/declassification, Inspection, Codex Alimentarius, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 694 of 2015 on Mandatory Requirements for the Safety, Quality, and Additional Labelling of Apple and Pear Cider

Legislation | Latvia | 2015

Keyword: Fruits/edible nuts, Beverages, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, International trade, Vending

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 272 of 2015 on Additional Marking of Mutton

Legislation | Latvia | 2015

Keyword: Meat, Sheep/goats, Packaging/labelling, Access-to-information, Food quality control/food safety, Consumer protection, Internal trade, Slaughtering, Data collection/reporting, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 595 of 2015 on Requirements Regarding the Provision of Information on Non-prepacked Food

Legislation | Latvia | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Internal trade, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Vending

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 624 of 2017 on Requirements for the Handling of Wild Game and Their Meat and the Supply Thereof to a Final Consumer in Small Quantities

Legislation | Latvia | 2017

Keyword: Game, Meat, Food quality control/food safety, Consumer protection, Processing/handling, Hygiene/sanitary procedures

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 319 of 2010 on Quality Requirements for Raw Milk that Is Intended for the Production of Cheese Whose Ageing Period is at Least 60 Days

Legislation | Latvia | 2010

Keyword: Milk/dairy products, Food quality control/food safety, Business/industry/corporations, Internal trade, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 489 of 2012 on Labelling of Meat, Minced Meat, Mechanically Separated Meat, Meat Preparations, and Meat Products Obtained in Latvia and to Be Distributed on the Domestic Market

Legislation | Latvia | 2015

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Law amending Law on the Supervision of the Handling of Food.

Legislation | Latvia | 2008

Keyword: Processing/handling, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Milk/dairy products

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law amending Law on the Supervision of the Handling of Food.

Legislation | Latvia | 2007

Keyword: Nutrition, Public health, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law amending Law on the Supervision of the Handling of Food.

Legislation | Latvia | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Breastfeeding/infant food, Special dietary uses

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law amending Law on the Supervision of the Handling of Food.

Legislation | Latvia | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Special dietary uses

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law amending Law on the Supervision of the Handling of Food.

Legislation | Latvia | 2003

Keyword: Traceability/product tracing, Processing/handling, Registration, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law amending Law on the Supervision of the Handling of Food.

Legislation | Latvia | 2001

Keyword: Processing/handling, Registration, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law amending Law on the Supervision of the Handling of Food.

Legislation | Latvia | 2002

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX