Moldovan cabinet approves new quality requirements at sale of fresh fruits, vegetables
16:24 | 19.01.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, 19 January /MOLDPRES/ - The government, at a today’s meeting, approved new quality requirements at the commercialization of fresh fruits and vegetables. The document relates to more imported or native consumer goods (potatoes, onions, garlic, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, eggplants, zucchini, water melons, muskmelons, apricots, plums, sweet cherries and cherries), the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
The new rules were established in line with the standards adopted by the United Nations Organization’s Economic Commission for Europe.
The document’s goal is to provide the domestic market with native or imported fruits and vegetables which meet the quality requirements and the sanitary norms.
Under the draft, the production’s quality must be attested through a certificate of compliance, issued by the National Food Safety Agency (ANSA). So far, such a document has been demanded only by the economic agents who were exporting fresh fruits and vegetables. The attesting of the compliance with the sanitary norms will be made based on the tests carried out by a laboratory accredited. At the same time, the compulsoriness of holding the certificate of inoffensiveness was excluded and this document became optional.
The draft decision can be consulted here: https://gov.md/sites/default/files/document/attachments/subiect-10_-_nu_159_madrm_2021.pdf