Obligation of a health authorization for the food industry

In accordance with the provisions of Law No. 28-07 relating to the safety of food products, the production, treatment, processing, packaging, packaging, storage and labeling units of any food product with a view to placing them on the market, must have a health authorization from the National Food Safety Office (ONSSA) before continuing their activities.

This Monday, May 30, ONSSA informed via a press release, the operators and units which are not authorized in terms of health, to regularize their situation before continuing their activities. The Office also invited them to contact the provincial services of the Office in order to file their application for health authorization.

In accordance with the provisions of Law No. 28-07 on the safety of food products, the Office recalls that the production, processing, processing, packaging, storage conditioning and labeling units of any food product with a view to placing it on the market are required to first obtain the health authorization issued by ONSSA“, says the Office.

Thus, any unit of production, treatment, transformation, packaging, conditioning, storage and labeling of any food product with a view to its placing on the market which does not have the health authorization of ONSSA are considered non-compliant with the regulations in force, underlines the press release.

With regard to consumers, the Office recommends ensuring that products from the agri-food industry bear on their labeling the ONSSA health authorization number for products made in Morocco, or the name and address of the importing establishment for imported products.

At the national level and to date, only 9,677 companies and establishments working in the agri-food industry sector are authorized and regularly checked by the Office on the health level.

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