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Decision on the status of the novel food
Selected Organization: Pārtikas un veterinārais dienests
Brief description:
Food business operators who intend to place a novel food on the European Union market must check whether the food falls within the scope of the new food regulation. If the operator is not convinced of the status of the product, he or she may apply for assistance to the competent authority of the Member State in which he intends to first place the novel food on the market (in Latvia - Food and Veterinary Service). In order to obtain a decision of the PVD on the status of the novel food, operators must submit certain information on the product - an advisory request.
Beneficiaries:
Private law legal persons
Maximum period (in working days):
40
Process description
Documents and forms
Other information
1. solis / Service requests
In order to determine the status of the novel food, an undertaking must submit an advisory request to the Food and Veterinary Service, including the following information:

Cover letter 1;
2. the technical documentation;
3. supporting documents;
Explanatory Note 4 specifying the purpose and relevance of the documents submitted and describing the link between the various elements of the information. In particular, as regards the evidence submitted to demonstrate that, in the Union, a food was used to a significant extent in human consumption before 15 May 1997, where, in order to be able to reach a conclusion, documents from several sources should be examined.

You can also submit documents signed with an e-signature using e-mail.

Documents may also be submitted using the institution's e-address.

Preparing the decision is a free service.
E-service in Latvija.lv E-address
On the spot PVD headquarters
Adrese: Peldu iela 30, Rīga, LV-1050
Tālrunis: 67095230
Fakss: 67322727
Other contact details:
Darba laiki
Mail PVD headquarters
Adrese: Peldu iela 30, Rīga, LV-1050
Tālrunis: 67095230
Fakss: 67322727
Other contact details:
Darba laiki
2. solis / Receipt of services
The PVD shall evaluate the documents submitted and prepare a decision indicating whether the product concerned is to be considered as a novel food, accompanied by a justification.

The Food and Veterinary Service shall inform both the operator and the other Member States and the European Commission of the decision taken.

The Union list of authorised novel foods is listed in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 of the European Commission of 20 December 2017 establishing a Union list of novel foods in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council3.
On the spot PVD headquarters
Adrese: Peldu iela 30, Rīga, LV-1050
Tālrunis: 67095230
Fakss: 67322727
Other contact details:
Darba laiki
Mail PVD headquarters
Adrese: Peldu iela 30, Rīga, LV-1050
Tālrunis: 67095230
Fakss: 67322727
Other contact details:
Darba laiki