Parliament passes amendments to food safety law

The Serbian parliament on Thursday passed amendments to the food safety law ensuring a high level of protection of consumer health and interests as well as efficient domestic and international food trade.

14 Mart 2019 15:46

BELGRADE - The Serbian parliament on Thursday passed amendments to the food safety law ensuring a high level of protection of consumer health and interests as well as efficient domestic and international food trade.
GMO food is excluded from the law, being regulated by separate legislation.
Agriculture Minister Branislav Nedimovic dismissed criticism the amended law was a backdoor attempt to introduce GMO food.
The amendments introduce a new concept that includes all sectors of the food chain, including production of animal feed, primary food production, storage, transport and retailing, and creates a comprehensive and integrated food safety system.
A food safety council will also be established under the amended law.


Photo Tanjug/Z.Zestic, file


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