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Order No. 1397 on food control and public notification of their results.

Type of law

This Order applies to food control activities and publications of their results. Control reports occurring on a regular basis help classify and label the quality status of food being traded by retail and wholesale companies. "Elite" companies acquire such status after the latest 4 regular control reports resulting in full compliance with regulations of Food legislation standard requirements. The quality system adopted must comply with an internationally recognized standard in adherence to EU regulations and must be carried out by an accredited certification body signatory to the EA's (European co-operation for Accreditation) multilateral agreement on mutual recognition. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration shall publish results and penalties based on the Administration's inspections of compliance with food law. The Order consists of 5 Chapters and 6 Annexes: Food inspection (1); Publication of inspection results (2); General provisions (3); Penalty provisions (4); Entry into force (5).
Appendix 1 - Standard rates for retail businesses.
Appendix 2 - Standard rates for retail businesses with elite status.
Appendix 3 - Standard rates for wholesale and retail wholesale business.
Appendix 4 - Standard rates for wholesale businesses and retail wholesale business with elite status.
Appendix 5 - Categorization including following listed symbols.
Appendix 6 - Label with elite business symbol.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 January 2020.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om f devarekontrol og offentligg relse af kontrolresultater.