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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of June 29, 2003 No. 217-Z

About quality and safety of food staples and foodstuff for life and health of the person

(The last edition from 17-07-2018)

Accepted by the House of Representatives on May 23, 2003

Approved by Council of the Republic on June 11, 2003

This Law is directed to enhancement of legal, organizational and economic basis of state regulation in the field of quality assurance of food staples and foodstuff and their safety for life and health of the person (further, unless otherwise specified, - quality assurance and safety of food staples and foodstuff).

Article 1. The main terms used in this Law and their determinations

For the purposes of this Law the following main terms and their determinations are used:

safety of food staples and foodstuff - the condition of food staples and foodstuff testimonial of lack of the unacceptable risk connected with harmful effects per capita and its future generations in case of their use in recommended conditions;

dietary supplements to food - natural, identical natural food and (or) biologically active agents, and also the pro-biotic microorganisms intended for the direct use by the person or introduction in structure of foodstuff for the purpose of enrichment of its food allowance and which are not the single source of food;

the manufacturer - the legal entity irrespective of its form of business, the individual entrepreneur, the production of food staples and foodstuff performing on its own behalf for realization to acquirers (consumers) and bearing responsibility for compliance of these of food staples and foodstuff to the established requirements to their quality and safety;

quality of foodstuff - set of properties and characteristics of foodstuff which cause their capability to satisfy physiological needs of the person for food in case of usual conditions of use, compliance of these properties and characteristics to requirements of technical regulatory legal acts, and (or) documents of the manufacturer, obligatory for observance, and (or) to the civil agreements signed by the manufacturer and (or) requirements which observance the manufacturer in voluntary procedure declared otherwise, and concerning dietary supplements to food - also set of the properties providing efficiency of dietary supplements to food on condition of their use for the purpose of for which they are intended;

quality of food staples - set of properties and characteristics of food staples which determine its suitability for use for the purpose of, for which it is intended, compliance of these properties and characteristics to requirements of technical regulatory legal acts, and (or) documents of the manufacturer, obligatory for observance, and (or) to the civil agreements signed by the manufacturer and (or) requirements which observance the manufacturer in voluntary procedure declared otherwise;

critical control point - production phase, conversions (processing), realization, storage, transportation of food staples and foodstuff on which methods production can be applied including laboratory or other, control and measures for safety of food staples and foodstuff for life and health of the person are taken;

the materials and products contacting to food staples and foodstuff (further, unless otherwise specified, - materials and products), - materials and products which, without being components of food staples and foodstuff, are applied to production, packing, realization, storage, transportation of food staples and foodstuff and their use;

turnover of food staples and foodstuff - development of foodstuff, conversion (processing), realization, storage, transportation, use, destruction, utilization, import to the Republic of Belarus, export from the Republic of Belarus of food staples and foodstuff;

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