The Fourth Ordinance on the amendment of regulations for the implementation of Community legislation on food hygiene was published in the Federal Law Gazette of 29 June, 2020. It thereby immediately came into force.
This also results in amendments to the German ordinance laying down food law provisions on the monitoring of zoonoses and zoonotic agents, known as ZoonoseV. The ordinance specifies the food law measures that food producers and retailers must take to ensure that zoonoses and zoonotic agents are detected at an early stage. This serves as a basis for evaluating their origin and incidence trends.
According to § 3 Para. 1 Nos. 1-3, ZoonoseV no longer applies only to food inspections that are part of monitoring in accordance with Article 3 Para. 1 of Regulation (EC) No. 2073/2005 or other in-house monitoring.
The following additional points are now also specified:
For this purpose, retained samples of the sample material must where possible be prepared and kept in a suitable manner until the test results are available.
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