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On 9th June 2016, an amendment to the Act No. 110/1997 Coll., on food and tobacco products, was published. We prepared several important facts the amendment is about:

  • New definitions (e.g. sales section) and definitions of the kinds of tobacco were added.
  • Obligations of food business operators were extended for storage of food and excluding food from market.
  • Notification requirements concerning export of vegetables and marketing of vegetables are extended.
  • Big retailers' obligation to indicate the percentage of the sources of 5 best-selling food is cancelled.
  • Small amount of food, in which nutrition data does not have to be stated is defined.
  • Obligations of food business operators that provide catering services were extended (e.g. indicate name of food, volume, shelf-life and storage conditions).  
  • The conditions for labelling products with name and logo of “Česká potravina” are set.
  • Safety food sold by big producers that are not in compliance with legislation (must be specified in what) may be provided to social and charity services free of charge.
  • The part relating to tobacco and tobacco products is entirely reworked.   
  • Competencies of inspection authorities are more specific. Inspection activity is extended for the Ministry of Defence. Information obligations of the Directorate-General of Customs are extended.   
  • The notification obligation for provision of information within the RASFF system and the rules of compensation for product assessment are anchored.
  • The list of administrative offences is extended. 
  • The areas that will be amended by ordinances are extended. 


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