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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2005-09-09 02:41 UTC (mariakara@moew.government.bg)
Date of last update
2019-08-01 11:39 UTC (ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg)
Date of publication
2019-08-01 11:39 UTC (ntsvetkov@moew.government.bg)

General Information
  • Bulgaria
Title of document
Foodstuffs Act
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Law
Subject areas
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The Foodstuffs Act regulates:
1. the requirements for the foodstuffs, the measures and the conditions for providing hygiene of
foodstuffs and their safety, the packaging, labelling, presentation, including their advertising;
2. the requirements for all stages of production, processing and distribution of foodstuffs;
3. the conditions and the order of production and trading foodstuffs;
4. the rights and obligations of the individuals who produce or trade foodstuffs;
5. the rules for implementing official control, including verification of the compliance with the
normative requirements;
6. the legal capacities of the bodies for official control of the production and trade of
7. the functions and legal capacities of the professional organizations of the producers of
foodstuffs and of the Bulgarian Association of Food and Drink Industry (BAFDI) assigned to them by
this Act.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
Information about document text
The translation in English is not official.
Тhe version uploaded is current as of 1 August 2019.
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests
55 Hristo Botev Blvd
Bulgaria, 1040
Phone:+359 2 985 11 306
Fax:+359 2 980 18 62
Url:Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests
Additional Information
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