Draft Royal Decree amending Royal Decree 191/2011, of 18 February, on the general sanitary registry for food companies.
The measures of the draft are aimed at companies that produce or sell certain food products, such as natural mineral waters and spring waters and foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses.
The goal is to reduce the administrative burdens regarding natural mineral waters, as well as foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses, through the removal of the requirement of specific registry, with the consequent elimination of bureaucratic hurdles involved in this. These are simplified by this provision, by only applying the notification procedure for the placement on the market by the entity responsible of the product for the purposes of official control, provided for in Directive 2009/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 6 May 2009, related to foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses and, in consequence, it also applies for dietary foodstuffs for particular medical uses that can be financed through the national health system.
On the other hand, the option of voluntary registry given until now to companies or establishments situated within the territory of the European Union that operate in Spain is removed.
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