Food and Beverage: Regulatory Agencies

Argentina: National Administration on Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices

The National Administration on Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices (ANMAT) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Food and Beverage Industries within Argentina. The site contains information on regulations, press releases, and publications. Some areas of the site are only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 27, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Argentina

Australia and New Zealand: Food Standards

Food Standards is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Food and Beverage Industry in both Australia and New Zealand. The site contains information on the food code and regulation as well as important information for consumers such as recent recalls, insight into food labeling, and recent food complaints.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: February 4, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Australia, New Zealand

Belgium: Federal Public Service Health

The Federal Public Service Health (FPS Health) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Healthcare and Food and Beverage Industries within Belgium. The site contains information about personal health, food safety, health care, animals and plants, and the environment. Food regulations are addressed for specific aspects of food production, and are downloadable in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 21, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Healthcare, Belgium

Canada: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Canadian Food and Beverage Industry. The site contains news, recalls, and regulatory information as well as a listing of frequently requested links.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 22, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Canada

China: China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)

The website for the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) displays important information in regards to the laws and regulations of food and drug production. Additionally, the site allows users to search by type of drug or ingredients to find corresponding regulations and laws. Recent news about the industry is provided on the homepage.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 13, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Pharmaceuticals, China

Colombia: National Institute of Food and Drug Monitoring

The National Institute of Food and Drug Monitoring (INVIMA) ensures the safety and health of the citizens of Colombia. Through research and inspections, INVIMA ensures the quality and safety of food and drugs that are distributed. In addition, INVIMA provides information on drugs and food for consumers and healthcare professionals. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 13, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Pharmaceuticals, Colombia

Denmark: Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark

The main tasks of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark are policy development, minister-related service, and management. This agency also includes the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish AgriFish Agency.  On the site users can access information on the ministry's foreign services, the main focuses currently of the ministry, as well as news articles and press releases.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 21, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, Denmark

France: Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Forest

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Forest is responsible for the regulation of agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and food. The site provides information on various agricultural sectors, the members of the department, press releases, publications, and media. Only available in French.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 16, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, France

Greece: Ministry for Rural Development and Food

The Ministry for Rural Development and Food is in charge of ensuring the safety of several types of crops grown in Greece. It is also in charge of the regulation of how to farm these plants.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 14, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, Greece

Hong Kong: Centre for Food Safety

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the food and beverage industry within Hong Kong. The site posts recent news about the food industry including incident posts and alerts of food recalls. Additionally, information about import control/export certification, slaughterhouses and food animal monitoring, food legislation/guidelines, and more are available for those interested in moving their food-related business to Hong Kong.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: December 9, 2013

Tags: Country Specific, Hong Kong

Hungary: Ministry of Rural Development

The Ministry of Rural Development provides central governance for the agriculture, game management, fisheries,  and food sectors. This website includes links to all of the laws imposed on these areas as well as information on certain, protected food and beverages within Hungary.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 26, 2013

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, Hungary

Ireland: Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine

This website contains all of the links and documentation that one may need regarding the Food and Agriculture industries in Ireland. The department itself is in charge of all policies and support related to those industries in Ireland.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: December 2, 2013

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, Ireland

Mexico: Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries, and Food

The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries, and Food pursues and researches policies for the betterment of the Agriculture and Food and Beverage industries. The organization also aims to improve the quality of the Mexican ecosystem and rural living. This site is also available in Spanish. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 21, 2013

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, Mexico

Norway: Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Norway is responsible for Food and Agriculture policy. The Ministry is also responsible for preparing and ensuring compliance with regulations and guidelines in accordance with adopted legislation and political decisions.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 18, 2013

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, Norway

South Korea: Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The South Korean Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries creates policies with the goal of 'stable and prosperous rural and fishing villages' and 'healthy and happy people.' This website contains links to the relevant policies and information on certain Korean foods.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 8, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, South Korea

Sweden: Ministry for Rural Affairs

The Swedish Ministry for Rural Affairs is responsible for the policy development of the Agriculture and Food and Beverage industries in Sweden, with a specific emphasis on how they impact the rural areas of Sweden. The website provides an order form for their brochures which are also downloadable in PDF format. Available in French, German, Finnish, Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Arabic, Persian, and English.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 23, 2013

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, Sweden

Sweden: National Food Administration

The National Food Administration is the central administrative authority for all matters concerning food in Sweden. This website contains links to all of the regulations, annual reports, and information on importing/exporting that Sweden has concerning food.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 18, 2013

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, Sweden

Taiwan: Council of Agriculture

The Council of Agriculture is the competent authority on the agricultural, forestry, fishery, animal husbandry and food affairs in Taiwan. This website contains much information regarding policies, news, and articles as it relates to Food and Agriculture in Taiwan.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 14, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, Taiwan

Turkey: Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock

Containing lots of educational videos, reports, and statistics, the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock is the official government agency in charge of the Food and Beverage and Agriculture Industries.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 9, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, Turkey

Ukraine: Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine is in charge of the development and regulation of the Food and Beverage and Agriculture Industries within Ukraine. This website contains many relevant news, statistics, and laws for those industries. Site is available in Ukrainian and Russian.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 14, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, Ukraine

United Kingdom: Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is in charge of creating policies that impact the environment and the Food and Beverage and Agriculture Industries. There are many links regarding the policies and laws of these industries in the United Kingdom.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 14, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, United Kingdom

United States: Department of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on public policy, science, and efficient management. This website contains links to the various functions of the USDA in the Food and Beverage Industry as well as the Agriculture Industry.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 18, 2013

Tags: Country Specific, Agriculture, United States

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