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Moldova: new requirements for the quality of fruit and vegetable sales came into force

The government’s decision on new quality requirements for the sale of fresh fruits and vegetables was published in the Official Gazette on Friday, February 11. The new rules are set in accordance with the standards adopted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (CEE-ONU), MOLDPRES informs.

The document applies to a number of imported or domestic goods (potatoes, onions, garlic, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, eggplants, marrows, melons, apricots, plums, cherries and sour cherries).

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The purpose of the document is to provide the domestic market with local or imported fruits and vegetables that meet quality requirements and sanitary standards.

According to the project, product quality must be confirmed by a certificate of conformity issued by the National Food Safety Agency. Until now, only enterprises exporting fresh fruits and vegetables have requested such a document. Compliance with sanitary standards will be confirmed by tests in an accredited laboratory. Tthe obligation to have a safety certificate was canceled, and the document became optional.

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