Bulgaria: Bulgaria Passes New Food Act

Bulgaria: Bulgaria Passes New Food Act

In June 2020, Bulgaria passed its new Food Act, an overarching regulatory framework for food processing and trade, and to fully harmonize Bulgaria’s food laws with European Union (EU) traceability and consumer protection requirements. The new Food Act was passed following years of extensive stakeholder consultations. It introduces regulations for online trade, which had been unregulated, and spells out new regulatory requirements for baby food, food supplements, therapeutic foods, and vehicle registration for transporting certain categories of food. Over the next six to 12 months, the Government of Bulgaria (GOB) will issue implementing regulations and update working level documents to comply with the new Food Act.

Source: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service