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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 533 Riga, June 8 2004 (pr. No 34, 41) fresh fruit and vegetable quality and classification requirements and procedures for the estimate of fresh fruit and vegetables in compliance with standards Issued under the food surveillance law article 4, fourth paragraph, and article 13, third part i. General questions 1. Rules provide fresh fruit and vegetables (hereinafter referred to as the products), the quality of the classification and labelling requirements as well as the order in which to assess compliance with the standards of the product laid down in the Council of 28 October 1996, Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 as regards fruit and vegetables the common organization of the market in annex I.
2. the rules shall not apply to products coming from third countries if the products are not intended for commercial purposes and the quantity of products of the same kind shall not exceed 10 kg.
3. the Commission of 12 June 2001 Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001 on checks on conformity to the marketing standards applicable to fresh fruit and vegetables (hereinafter referred to as Commission Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001), in article 1, checking out the food and veterinary service (hereinafter: the service) pursuant to the service of development and the Minister of Agriculture of the monitoring programme approved for the current year.
4. the Department shall establish and maintain a database of dealers in accordance with Commission Regulation No 1148/2001, article 3. To add to the database, the dealer after the service request, provide information about the type and quantity of the products.
II. assessment of the conformity of the product 5. If the national sanitary service robežinspektor or State food Inspector (hereinafter Inspector) establishes that the product complies with the standard, the Inspector statement to Commission Regulation No 1148/2001 the certificate referred to in annex I.
6. If an inspector finds that a product does not comply with the standard, or reassess the conformity of a product, he orders a control certificate (annex 1).
7. the Department shall issue the marketer permission to use on product packaging to Commission Regulation No 1148/2001 marking laid down in annex 3, if the dealer performs a Commission Regulation No 1148/2001, article 4, paragraph 3 of these conditions.
8. to evaluate to a non-member country compliance with the standards of the product to be exported, the dealer sends a service request for product conformity assessment. The application shall indicate the following: 8.1 the name and address of the dealer;
8.2. the product type;
8.3. quantity of product;
8.4. the shipping destination;
8.5. the planned departure date.
9. To be able to be imported from a third country products in compliance with the standard, the dealer no later than 24 hours before compliance check sends the State border control point Tracker application for product conformity assessment. The application specifies the following information: 9.1. date shipment of the products cross the borders of Latvia;
9.2. type of product, quantity and batch number.
10. If you found a lot of the product to be imported does not match standard services in accordance with Commission Regulation No 1148/2001, article 10, paragraph 1 and 2 sends the country of origin of the product to the competent institution and the European Commission communication on product non-conformity with the standard of the Party (annex 2).
11. Merchant shall bear with the entry, exit and restart the conformity assessment of the costs of regulations on food and veterinary service of paid services.
12. All costs associated with the return of the product, the destruction of the ship for processing or for use in animal feed, shall be borne by the dealer.
13. The trader of the product lots that are appropriate for this provision, the measures referred to in paragraph 12, within 10 working days after receiving the product sends the Department a copy of the inspection certificate, signed by the beneficiary of a lot of products, confirming that the control certificate specified product batch is received and used for the purpose laid down.
III. Quality classification and labelling requirements for products intended for sale in the retail trade in Latvia Latvia 14. manufactured products in retail markets, street trade, trade fairs or trade away even marketed in the product, the manufacturer or his authorised person can offer without the packaging and labelling, as well as the unsorted, if the product meets the standards set out the minimum quality requirements.
15. Cut of the product (for example, watermelon, melon, lettuce, cabbage) parts may be distributed in retail stores, where they packed according to the regulations on minimum safety requirements for the materials and articles in contact with food. Cut the parts of the product standard requirements do not apply.
16. The dealer provides to retail consumers have access to information on the quality of the product, the classification and labelling requirements.
17. A manufacturer who distributes the products unique markets, street trade, trade fairs or outings, require local trade certificate for land-use rights.
IV. final question 18. Be declared unenforceable in the Cabinet of Ministers of 28 October 2003 rules No. 589 "fresh fruit, berries and vegetables quality and classification requirements and assessment procedures" (Latvian journal, 2003, no. 153).
Prime Minister i. Emsis Minister of Agriculture m. Roze Editorial Note: rules shall enter into force on the 16 June 2004.
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