Food Safety Control

Import control for non animal origin food

 

Due to import control procedures for products from third countries Food and Veterinary Service evaluated product conformity with legislative acts for food safety, clasification, quality and labelling (included Protected Designation of Origin, Traditional Speciality Guaranteed and Organic farming). The Food and Veterinary Service carries out control of compliance with safety, quality, classification and other specific requirements on different product groups.

 

Subject of food safety control are: 

 

  • Food additives
  • Food flavouring
  • Materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
  • Food intended for infants and young children
  • Processed cereal-based food and baby food
  • Food for special medical purposes
  • Total diet replacement for weight control
  • Sugar and salt
  • Food irradiation
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Drinking and mineral water
  • Food supplements
  • Dietetic  food
  • Novel food
  • Genetic modified food
  • Organic food

 

Food and Veterinary Service does not control export and transit food consignment going to third countries.

 

Consignments import into Latvia through designated point of import / entry (DPI / FPE) for food safety control is required:

 

  • Importers shall register in Food and veterinary Service in the register of persons involved in the circulation of food and materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
  • Business operators, at least 24 hours prior notice to the Food and Veterinary Service inspectors of the mentioned products import, either electronically or by fax by sending a Common Entry Document Part I to designated point of entry (DPE) or designated point of import (DPI)  located in ports, railway, post, airport and road.

 

Procedure of prior notification of import of non-animal origin food/feed in European Union

 

Inspection Fees

 

Legislation

 

General requirements, who concern all types of food:
 
 
Special safeguard measures for different food, materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, increased non animal origin food import control:
 
 
Food labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs, vitamins and minerals, nutrition and health claims made on foods (related to all food imported in Latvia or European Union):
 
 
Food additives and food flavouring import control are regulated by:
 
 
Materials and articles intended to come into contact with food import control are regulated by:
 
 
Infants and toddlers food import control are regulated by:
 
 
Imposed  food safety, clasification and quality requirements for different types of food are regulated by:
 
 
Food irradiation import control are regulated by:
 
 
Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks import control are regulated by (included spirit alcoholic drinks, liqour, wine and etc.):
 
 
Drinking and mineral water import control are regulated by:
 
 
Food supplements import control are regulated by:
 
 

Food intended for infants and young children, food for special medical purposes, and total diet replacement for weight control are regulated by:

 

 
Novel food import control are regulated by:
 
 
Genetic modified food import control are regulated by:
 
 
Organic products import control are regulated by:
 
 
Data bases of legislative acts: 
 
 
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