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Understanding, 8 April 2020, pursuant to article 8, paragraph 6, of the law of 5 June 2003, no. 131, between the Government, the regions and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano concerning the adoption of the "National emergency plan for food and animal feed", in implementation of article 115 of regulation (EU) no. 2017/625 and Article 8 of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/300 of 19 February 2019.

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Adoption of the National Emergency Plan for food and animal feed as established by Art. 115 of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 and Art. 8 of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/300 of 19 February 2019. The Plan shall specify the types of situation involving direct or indirect risks to human health deriving from food and feed which are not likely to be prevented, eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by provisions in place or cannot adequately be managed solely by way of the application of Articles 53 and 54 (general emergency measures) (Art. 55 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002, as mentioned under Art. 115 Regulation (EU) 2017/625).
The National Plan manages two different scenarios: a) situations requiring enhanced coordination at national level; b) situations that require the establishment of a crisis unit which brings together the competent authorities and relevant national scientific Institutes. The Plan lays down practical procedures necessary for enhancing preparedness and management of crisis at national, regional and / or local level, including the communication strategy in accordance with the principle of transparency
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Official Gazette of the Republic of Italy 108/2020
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Intesa, 8 aprile 2020, ai sensi dell'articolo 8, comma 6, della legge 5 giugno 2003, n. 131, tra il Governo, le regioni e le Province autonome di Trento e Bolzano concernente l'adozione del Piano nazionale d'emergenza per alimenti e mangimi , in attuazione dell'articolo 115 del regolamento (UE) n. 2017/625 e dell'articolo 8 della decisione di esecuzione (UE) 2019/300 della Commissione del 19 febbraio 2019.