Italian food law: the government approves the new regulatory sanctions for violations of the FIC reg
In yesterday's session Italy's Government approved the final version of Legislative Decree which sanctions violations of the FIC Regulation (Regulation (EU) no. 1169/2011).
The decree provides a single reference framework for the violation of the rules on the provision of food information to consumers, mainly through food labeling.
To this end, the administrative authority responsible for the enforcement has been identified in the Department of the Central Inspectorate for the Protection of Quality and Fraud Control of Agri-Food Products (ICQRF) of the Ministry of Agriculture.
The decree introduces only regulatory sanctions, commensurate to the seriousness of the violations.
The publication of the Legislative Decree in the Official Journal should be imminent.