Legal basis

Following this project, an effective system of food safety and animal welfare will be established in Serbia. Food safety and animal welfare standards will be improved during this project.

Food safety is based on the following acts:

1. EU legislation:

Council Directive 90/496/EEC of 24 September 1990 on nutrition labelling for foodstuffs

Regulation (EC) No. 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 may 2001 laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 March 2000 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs (Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, amending Regulations (EC) No 1924/2006 and (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Commission Directive 87/250/EEC, Council Directive 90/496/EEC, Commission Directive 1999/10/EC, Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Commission Directives 2002/67/EC and 2008/5/EC and Commission Regulation (EC) No 608/2004 will enter in the force from 01/01/2015)

Council Directive 2002/99/EC of 16 December 2002 laying down the animal health rules governing the production, processing, distribution and introduction of products of animal origin for human consumption

Regulation (EC) 178/2002 of 28 January 2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing European Food Safety Authority and Laying down procedures in matters of food safety

Directive 2002/32/EC of 7 May 2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council on undesirable substances in animal feed

Council Directive 2003/99/EC of 17 November 2003 on the monitoring of zoonoses and zoonotic agents, amending Council Decision 90/424/EEC and repealing Council Directive 92/117/

Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of 22 September 2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on additives for use in animal nutrition.

Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 November 2003 on the control of salmonella and other specified food-borne zoonotic agents

Directive 2004/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 repealing certain Directives concerning food hygiene and health conditions for the production and placing on the market of certain products of animal origin intended for human consumption and amending Council Directives 89/662/EEC and 92/118/EEC and Council Decision 95/408/EC*

Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs

Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin

Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 laying down specific rules for the organization of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption

Regulation (EC) 882/2004 of 29 April 2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules

Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 of 12 January 2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down requirements for feed hygiene.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 727/2007 of 26 June 2007 amending Annexes I, III, VII and X to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on food additives

Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 of 13 July 2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the placing on the market and use of feed, amending European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 and repealing Council Directive 79/373/EEC, Commission Directive 80/511/EEC, Council Directives 82/471/EEC, 83/228/EEC, 93/74/EEC, 93/113/EC and 96/25/EC and Commission Decision 2004/217/EC

Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of 21 October 2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002

Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 of 25 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and implementing Council Directive 97/78/EC as regards certain samples and items exempt from veterinary checks at the border under that Directive

 

*- will be considered with due care

2.Serbian legislation

Primary legislation:
Law on Food Safety (Official Gazette RS, No 41/09),
Law on Veterinary Matters (Official Gazette SCG, No 91/05)
Law on Medicines and Medical Devices (Official Gazette no.30/2010)
Law on genetically modified organisms (Official Gazette RS No. 41/09)

Secondary legislation:
Rulebook on food hygiene conditions (“Official Gazette RS”, No 73/10);
Rulebook on general and specific food hygiene requirements in any phase of food production, processing and trade (Official Gazette RS, No. 72/2010);
Rulebook on veterinary-sanitary requirements, and general and special conditions of hygiene of food of animal origin, as well as on the conditions of hygiene of food of animal origin (Official Gazette no. 25/11);

The rulebook on the shape and contents of the seal and the health certificate for game meat for public consumption as well as on mode and procedure for marking food of animal origin (“Oficial Gazette RS, No 44/07”);
Rulebook on method and procedure of performing official control of food of animal origin and method of performing official control of animals before and after slaughter (“Official Gazette RS”, No 99/10);
Rulebook on establishing of measures for early detection, diagnostics, prevention of spreading, suppression and eradication of poultry infections caused by specific salmonella serotypes („Official Gazette RS”, No. 7/10);
Rulebook on the categorization  and treatment of animal by-products, veterinary sanitary conditions for the construction of facilities for collecting, processing and destruction of animal by-products, method of implementation of official controls, as well as the conditions for animal burial and grave pits (Official Gazette no. 31/11).

Rules laying down measures for early detection and diagnostics of infective disease transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, method for their enforcement, including measures for prevention of spread, control and eradication of this infective disease (“Official Gazette RS”, No. 96/10)

Regulation on setting forth the programme of systematic monitoring of residues of pharmacologically active substances,  hormones and other harmful matters in live animals, products of animal origin, foodstuffs of animal origin and  animal feedingstuffs (“Oficial Gazette RS, No 91/2009”),

Decision on ban on use of certain substances and medical devices in veterinary medicine for treatment of food producing animals (Official Gazette RS, No. 96/2009)

Rulebook on conditions for self control procedures in feed business (Official Gazette RS No 94/2009)

Rulebook on general and special conditions on hygiene of feed (Official Gazette of RS, No. 78/10)

Rulebook on conditions for declaration, labelling and promotions of animal feed (”Official Journal RS”, No 4/2010)

Rulebook on animal feed quality (”Official Journal RS”, No 4/2010)

Instructions for official sampling methods for monitoring and inspection supervision of animal feed (MAFWM, Veterinary Directorate 323-07-10339/2009-05 29.12.2009)

Instruction for taking samples and methods for analysis of animal feed (MAFWM, Veterinary Directorate 323-07-10300/2009-05 28.12.2009)

Animal welfare is based on the following acts:

1. EU legislation:

Council Directive 93/119/EC of 22 December 1993 on the protection of animals at the time of slaughter or killing. (Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 of 24 September 2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing will enter in to force from 01/01/2013)

Council Directive 98/58/EC of 20 July 1998 concerning the protection of animals kept for farming purposes

Council Directive 1999/74/EC of 19 July 1999 laying down minimum standards for the protection of laying hens

Council Directive 2007/43/EC of 28 June 2007 laying down minimum rules for the protection of chickens kept for meat production

Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 of 22 December 2004on the protection of animals during transport and related operations and amending Directives 64/432/EEC and 93/119/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1255/97

Council Directive 2008/119/EC of 18 December 2008 laying down minimum standards for the protection of calves

Council Directive 2008/120/EC of 18 December 2008 laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs

2. Serbian legislation

Primary legislation:
Law on Animal Welfare (”Official Journal RS”, No 41/2009)

Secondary legislation:

Rulebook on animal welfare conditions related to space, premises and equipment which must be met in establishments where certain species and categories of animals are kept and bred, as well as the content and manner of keeping the records (”Official Journal RS”, No 6/2010)

Rulebook on conditions, means and manner of killing of animals, handling the animals prior slaughter, methods of stunning and bleeding of animals, conditions and the manner of slaughtering of animals without prior stunning, as well as the training program on animal welfare for persons conducting restraining, stunning and slaughtering of animals (”Official Journal RS”, No 14/2010)

Rule book on keeping the dogs that may pose a threat to the environment (O.G. of the Republic of Serbia No. 65/2010)

Rulebook on training programme for animal welfare during transport and the content and manner of administering the means of transport register (Official Gazette of RS No. 73/2010)

Rulebook on requirements which must be met in zoo and mini zoo and elements for determining mini zoo (Official Gazette of RS, No. 75/10)

Rulebook on conditions which must meet a place for loading, reloading and unloading of animals, a place for rest and control posts(OG RS 92/2010)

Rulebook on content of transport authorization and element for determination of long and short journey (Official Gazette no. 28/11)

Rulebook on form and content of journey log and manner of transport of animals which provides protection on animal life and welfare (Official Gazette no. 48/ 11)

Rulebook on requirements for registration in Register of experiments on animals and content and manner of keeping the Register, training program on welfare of experimental animals, form of request for conduction of experiment on animals, care, handling and the methods of killing of experimental animals, and content and manner of record on keeping, breeding, trade and experiments conducted on animals (”Official Journal of RS” No 39/10)

Rulebook on the requirements for means of transport in which animals are transported (”Official Journal of RS” No 14/10)

Rulebook on the training program on animal welfare during the transport and content and manner of keeping the Register of transporters (”Official Journal of RS” No 38/10)

Rulebook on the training program on animal welfare during the transport and content and manner of keeping the Register of transporters (”Official Journal of RS” No 73/10)

Rulebook on condition which place of loading, reloading and unloading, place for rest and control post must fulfill (”Official Journal of RS” No 92/10)

Rulebook on content of transport authorization and elements for determining the long and short transport of animals (”Official Journal RS” No 28/11)

Rule book on keeping the dogs that may pose a threat to the environment (”Official Journal of RS” No 65/10)

Rulebook on conditions which must be fulfilled in zoos and mini zoos and elements for determine mini zoo (”Official Journal of RS”, No 75/10)

Rulebook on the conditions for animal welfare in terms of space for animals, premises and equipment in the establishments for keeping, breeding and trade of animals, the manner of keeping, breeding and trade of specific animal species and categories, as well as the content and manner of keeping records of animals (”Official Journal of RS” No 6/10)

Rulebook on the conditions and means of killing of animals, the manner of handling the animals immediately before slaughter, conditions and manner of stunning and bleeding, the conditions and methods of slaughter without prior stunning as well as the training program on animal welfare at the time of slaughtering (”Official Journal of RS” No 14/10)