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Council Directive 89/397/EEC on the official control of foodstuffs.

Type of law

This Directive lays down the general principles for the performance of official control of foodstuffs. Control shall comprise: sampling and analysis; inspection of staff hygiene; examination of written and documentary material; examination of any verification systems set up by the undertaking and of the results obtained. Inspections shall be made on raw materials, semi-finished products; finished products; materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. Each Member State shall communicate to the Commission the names of the competent authority or authorities and the extent of their territorial responsibility and functions, the official laboratories or laboratories authorized by the competent authorities, which are responsible for carrying out analyses in connection with the control. (17 articles)
Date of text
Serial Imprint
CELEX-EUR Official Journal L 186, 30 June 1989, pp. 23-26.
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