In order to limit to a minimum the quantity of food products that are destroyed, the Chamber of Deputies adopted, on the 18 October this year, the law on reducing of food waste (the ”Law").
The approved version of the Law contains only general provisions, following that in 6 months from its publication in the Official Gazette, the Government to establish the methodology for implementing the Law.
The Law on food waste reduction will come into effect in one year from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
What are the economic agent’s obligations?
The economic agents engaged in the production and sale of food products are obliged to perform the following actions, in the following order:
What are the applicable sanctions?
The only behaviour sanctioned by the law is the deliberate destruction of food products that had become unsuitable for human consumption due to natural degradation, the value of the administrative fine being RON 10,000.
This article was written by Maria Ghinea.