Food Regulation, Food Labeling, Import Regulation

Greece - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Greece’s food laws and regulations follow European Union (EU) rules to the extent that EU food laws have been harmonized. However, in cases in which the EU law may be incomplete or absent, the law of each Member State applies. One main principle of the single market concept is to ensure that...
Ornella Bettini
USDA GAIN

Navigating the U.S. Food Additive Regulatory Program

The Food Additives Amendment of 1958 is the foundation for the U.S. food additive regulatory program, which oversees most substances added to food. This article is a comprehensive review of the program, including original analysis of pre- and postmarket safety standards for various categories and...
Thomas G. Neltner
Neesha R. Kulkarni
Heather M. Alger
Maricel V. Maffini
Erin D. Bongard
Neal D. Fortin
Erik D. Olson
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Venezuela - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s (BRV) legislation governing domestically produced and imported processed food products, beverages, additives, and coloring agents for foods destined for human consumption, are contained in the “General Food Norm.” This general food safety...
Clara Nunez
USDA

Aruba - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

  Aruba is very receptive to U.S. products. At the present time, Aruba has no food-specific legislation to regulate imported foods. U.S. standards for food and agricultural products are fully accepted. Import licenses are required for select agricultural products. In addition, meat products...
Omar Gonzalez
Mark Ford
USDA GAIN

United Arab Emirates - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) in Dubai covers Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE (also known as the GCC-5). Food...
Mohamed Taha
USDA GAIN

Brief introduction to the wine regulations of the European Community (E.C.)

  The Wine Standards Board became part of the Food Standards Agency in July 2006 which then assumed the task of enforcement of European Community wine regulations in the UK. These responsibilities are detailed in Statutory Instruments, The Wine Regulations, These are currently issued...
Food Standard Agency
Food Standard Agency

Iraq Food Agricultural Import Regulations

This FAIRS Country Report details regulatory requirements and import procedures for food and agricultural imports to Iraq. The Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) is an independent government agency that was established by law no.54 in 1979 and acts as a consultant...
Walid Sharif Al-Ani
USDA GAIN

Romania - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

  Several different Government agencies and ministries in Romania have responsibilities related to agri-food production and foodstuff imports. The most relevant legal provisions governing agricultural production, food processing and agri-food products, applicable to both domestic and imported...
Monica Dobrescu
USDA GAIN

Estudio de Mercado Frutillas Congeladas - Suecia

  Hasta el momento, la principal fuente de frutillas congeladas al mercado sueco es Europea. Sin embargo, la preocupación por la presencia de pesticidas y/o virus podría abrir una ventana de oportunidad a los exportadores chilenos puesto que los productos chilenos son vistos como...
ProChile Estocolmo Suecia
ProChile

Indonesia - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

A comprehensive law concerning foodstuff that controls domestic production, import of foodstuff, processing and distribution was signed in 1996. The food safety control system in Indonesia requires elements of pre-market and post-market control. Pre-market control is conducted by evaluating the...
FAS Jakarta Staffs
USDA GAIN