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Order No. 1352 on Food Licensing.

Type of law

This Order lays down provisions for the licensing and registration of food businesses that handle products in contact with food, as well as requirements for laboratories used in self-monitoring. Primary production and related activities in the form of agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture and similar of animal or vegetables foodstuffs. Primary production and related activities in the form of fishing or mussel harvesting must be registered with the Danish Fisheries Authority, and hunters must have obtained hunting permits from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency. Import or manufacture of food contact materials, as defined in Annex 1 of Order No. 681 on materials in contact with food must be registered with the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (Section V).
The Order consists of 9 Chapters and VIII Sections: Scope and definitions (Section I); Food companies engaged in primary production (Section II); Food businesses engaged in any stage of production after primary production (Section III); Food contact materials (Section IV); General provisions for food companies (Section V); Requirements for self-monitoring laboratories (Section VI); Penalties (Section VII); Entry into force (Section VIII).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 January 2020. Retail companies that have started supplying animal foods to other food businesses in accordance with Article 18(1) before 1 January 2020 may continue without complying with the requirement for notification for registration in section 18(2), when the company subsequently informs the supervisor of its next inspection visit that the company conducts such activity.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om autorisation og registrering af f devarevirksomheder.