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Legislative Decree No. 193 implementing Directive 2004/41/EC concerning food safety and implementing European Community regulations in this sector.

Type of law

This Legislative Decree repeals and amends several national provisions concerning food production and food safety, in order to put the legislative framework in line with Directive 2004/41/EC, which deals with food hygiene and health conditions for the production and placing on the market of certain products of animal origin intended for human consumption. Moreover, the Legislative Decree designates the Ministry of Health, the Regions, the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano as well as local health authorities as the responsible institutions for implementing the provisions of Regulations (EC) No. 852/2004, No. 853/2004, No. 854/2004 and No. 882/2004. Further provisions concern slaughtering out of slaughterhouses, as well as penalties.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
The Legislative Decree enters into force on 24 November 2007.
Serial Imprint
Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana No. 261, Ordinary Supplement No. 228, 9 November 2007.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Decreto Legislativo n. 193: Attuazione della direttiva 2004/41/CE relativa ai controlli in materia di sicurezza alimentare e applicazione dei regolamenti comunitari nel medesimo settore.