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Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
10348
Status
Published
Date of creation
2005-09-08 10:03 UTC (mariakara@moew.government.bg)
Date of last update
2019-08-01 12:56 UTC (ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg)
Date of publication
2019-08-01 12:56 UTC (ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg)

General information
Country
  • Bulgaria
Name of the Competent National Authority
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests
Coordinates
Coordinates
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests
55 Hristo Botev Blvd
Sofia
Bulgaria, 1040
Phone:+359 2 985 11 306
Fax:+359 2 980 18 62
Email:ipetkova@mzp.government.bg
Url:Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
1. Grant, modify and withdraw authorizations for placing on the market of GMO or combination of GMOs as products or ingredient of products;
2. Organize public consultation on the release of GMOS on the market.

Those functions are stipulated in the Bulgarian Genetically Modified Organisms Act. The Act does not apply to:
1. placing on the market, import, export and transit of:
(a) GMOs for use in / or as food, genetically modified foods, foods containing ingredients produced from GMOs, which are regulated by the Food Act;
(b) GMOs for use in / or as feed, genetically modified feed, feed containing ingredients produced from GMOs, which are regulated by the Act on Feed and the Act on Veterinary Activities;
(c) veterinary medicinal products consisting of or containing GMOs or a combination of GMOs or produced from GMOs, which are regulated by the Act on Veterinary Activities;
2. contained use, release into the environment, placing on the market, import, export and transit of medicinal products for human use, consisting of or containing GMOs or a combination of GMOs or produced by GMOs, which are regulated by the Act on Medicinal Products in Human Medicine.
Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • All types of organisms
Additional contact information
Contact person
Ms. Irena Petkova
expert, GMO department
Food Safety and Food Control Directorate
Ministry of Agriculture and Food Supply (MAFS)
55 Hristo Botev blvd.
Sofia
Bulgaria, 1040
Phone:+359 2 985 11 306
Fax:+359 2 980 18 62
Email:ipetkova@mzp.government.bg
Url:Ministry of Agriculture and Food Supply

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