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Regulations Concerning Identification Marking Of Food Portions

Original Language Title: Forskrift om identifikasjonsmerking av næringsmiddelpartier

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Regulations concerning identification marking of food portions.

Date FOR-1993-12-21-1384

Ministry of Health and Care Services

Published Dept. In 1993 1864

Commencement 01.01.1994

FOR 2004-01-15-235




LOV-2003-12-19-124-§33, LAW-2003-12-19-124-§36, FOR-2003-12-19-1790


23/06/2012 (EEA reference)

Short Title

Adopted by Health and Social Affairs (now the Ministry of Health) of 21 December 1993 pursuant to the Act of 19 December 2003. 124 relating to food production and food safety. (Food Act) § 33 first paragraph, cf.. § 36 second paragraph, cf.. Delegated Decision of 19 December 2003. 1790.
EEA information: EEA Agreement, Annex II, ch. XII of. 63 (Directive 2011/91 / EU).
Changes: Amended by regulations 4 April 1995 no. 331, February 18, 1996 No.. 204, January 15, 1997 No.. 75, 15 January 2004 No.. 235.

§ 1. Purpose The purpose of this regulation is to make it possible to identify which party a food comes from in cases where the biological material can pose a health hazard or where foodstuff is subject to a dispute.

§ 2. Requirements for identification marking Foodstuffs sale must be marked so that it is possible to identify the batch of foodstuffs. With food party understood the group sales units of a foodstuff produced, manufactured or packaged under virtually identical conditions.

§ 3. Responsible for containment of food party A lot of food products to be appraised of the activities that are produced, manufactured or packaged that particular foodstuff or of the dealer within the EEA who first sells it.

§ 4. Identification marking identification marking shall be readily visible, legible and indelible and shall be preceded by the letter "L", unless it clearly differs from any other details.
On packaged foodstuffs shall identification markings be applied pre-packaging or a label affixed thereto.
On non pre-packaged foodstuffs shall identification markings be applied packaging or containers, or in the absence thereof, in commercial documents.
Shelf Labelling according to general regulations on the labeling of foodstuffs are sufficient for identification marking of a lot of food products, provided that this indicates at least the day and month in that order. The letter "L" is not put in front of such identification markings.

§ 5. The requirement of identification markings The following foodstuffs are exempt from requirements for identification marking:

Agricultural products like when they leave the production area are:

sold or delivered to a place of temporary storage, processing or packaging

transported to a producer organization, or

extracted to immediately form part of a preparation or processing process.

Foodstuffs that are not pre-packaged when they traded to the consumer, which is wrapped on buyer's request or immediately prior to dispatch.

Food in packaging or containers the largest surface area less than 10 cm².

Until 31 December 1996: Preparations in glass bottles intended for reuse, applied the use by date and that therefore neither label, neck label, or the like.

Edible ice in individual packages, provided that the information given on collecting packaging.

§ 6. Inspection and decisions FSA supervises and makes decisions to implement the provisions laid down in and pursuant to these regulations.

§ 7. Exemption FSA may in special cases grant exemptions from the provisions of this regulation, provided that it does not conflict with Norway's international obligations, including the EEA agreement.

§ 8. Penalties Deliberate or negligent violation of these regulations or provisions and decisions issued pursuant thereto is punishable under the Food Act § 28

§ 9. (Repealed by regulation 15 January 2004 No.. 235.)

§ 10. Entry into force These regulations enter into force simultaneously with the EEA Agreement enters into force.