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Ordinance on foodstuff provisions to control zoonoses and zoonotic agents.

Type of law
Date of original text

The ordinance regulates the food law measures to be taken by food business operators for the early detection of zoonoses and zoonotic pathogens as a basis for assessing their origin and the trends in their occurrence. Zoonoses are defined as diseases or infections that can be transmitted naturally, directly or indirectly, between humans and animals and zoonotic agents are viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites or other biological agents that can cause zoonoses. The text is drafted in 4 Articles as follow: Purpose (1); Definition (2); In-house controls (3); Retained samples in the case of Article 19 Paragraph 3 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 (3a) and Administrative Offences (4).
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
The text comes into force on 15 August 2007.
The present Ordinance is consolidated as of 19 June 2020 (BGBl. I p.1480).
Serial Imprint
Bundesgesetzblatt, Part I, No. 39, 14 August 2007, 1816-1819.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Verordnung mit lebensmittelrechtlichen Vorschriften zur berwachung von Zoonosen und Zoonoseerregern.