Ref. Ares(2018)240338 - 15/01/2018
12 January 2018 11:58
VS: Art 29 of NFR-penalties
Food Act 23_2006.pdf
In Finland Novel foods are subject to and covered by the national Food Act (23/2006). The general
provisions of infringements apply to Novel Foods subject to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, too.
Our Food Act is currently under revision and as part of the revision reference to the old Novel Food
Regulation (EC) 258/97 will be updated with a reference to the new Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 in
Section 3 containing a list of European Union legislation relevant to the Food Act.
In Chapter 7 (Administrative coercive measures) sections 55-69 give provisions for the control activities.
The penalty provisions are to be found in Chapter 8 sections 79 and 80.
I’ll attach an informal translation of the Food Act 23/2006 to this e-mail for you to see the provisions
referred here above.
Will this suffice as a notification on the provisions referred to in Article 29 of the Regulation (EU)
If you need additional information, please let me know.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
PO Box 30, FI-00023 Government
(visiting address: Mariankatu 9, Helsinki)
tel +358 2951
9. tammikuuta 2018 13:25
Art 29 of NFR-penalties
As you know, Article 29 of the new NFR requires the MS to lay down the rules on penalties applicable to
infringements of the provisions of this Regulation. It also requires MS to notify those provisions to the
Commission by 1 January 2018.
Can you pls proceed with the notification ASAP?
Unit E2- Food processing technologies and novel foods
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