Ukraine: Verkhovna Rada amended Draft Law on food commodities safety and quality
On July 22, 2014 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the Draft Law #4179-A “On amending the certain Ukrainian legislative acts against food commodities” in order to harmonize Ukrainian legislation with the norms of the European Union in the sphere of safety and quality of food commodities.
According to the Draft Law it is necessary to clarify terminology, offences and adequacy of legal penalties, found single controlling body in the sphere of food commodities safety, cancel approval documents and procedures, which are not presented in the EU, introduce European GMO control mechanisms.
Also, the stated Law allows to improve terminology in order to provide harmonization with the European legislation. It amended the list of other Ukrainian Draft Laws, in particular in Code of administrative violations, Criminal Code, Economic Code, in Laws “On safety and quality of food commodities”, “On Veterinary Medical industry”, On the state system of biosafety by creating, examinating, shipping and using of GMO”, and in the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers on standardization and certification.
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