Food and Beverage: Regulatory Agencies
The National Administration of Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices, also known as Administración Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnología Médica (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 as well as state agency and medical publications links. Some areas of the site are only available in Spanish.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) 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 including recent recalls, insight into food labeling, and recent food complaints.
Australia's Department of Primary Industries (DPI) develops successful and diverse food and agriculture industries. The site provides recent news related to these industries as well as a number of useful publications detailing a variety of methods to help start, grow, and sustain an agricultural or food-related industry.
The Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare, food, and beverage industries in Belgium. The site contains information about food safety, healthcare, the health of animals and plants, and the health of the environment. Food regulations are addressed for specific aspects of food production and are downloadable in PDF. Some parts of the site are not available in English.
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.
The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark includes the AgriFish Agency, the Veterinary and Food Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Nature Agency, and the Coastal Authority. The Ministry as a whole is responsible for administrative and research tasks in the areas of environmental protection, farming, and food production. The site provides information about laws and policies covered by the agencies under the ministry's umbrella. In addition, users may access sections with recent news and publications.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food 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. The majority of the website is only available in French, but an "English contents" section is available. This section lists articles and videos that summarize issues the ministry deems important.
The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) aims to promote a balanced and healthy diet, ensuring that everyday goods are safe. The ministry assists in the development of clear consumer rights and helps to ensure that the agricultural sector is strong and able to perform the duties required of it.
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. The site includes general information on the ministry, as well as news and a list of useful links.
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, animal monitoring, food legislation, and other topics is available for those interested in moving their food-related business to Hong Kong.
The Ministry of Rural Development provides central governance for 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 protected food and beverages within Hungary.
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) is responsible for formulating and implementing the policies and plans related to the food processing industry. The site provides information for investors and stakeholders, current research projects, and related government agencies, as well as statistics about food-processing in India.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine 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. Publications, legislation, news, and documents in PDF on different agricultural sectors are available on the website.
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. The site provides information on international affairs, international trade negotiations, and agricultural ministries. Website available in Spanish only.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Norway is responsible for food and agricultural policy. The ministry is also responsible for preparing and ensuring compliance with regulations and guidelines in accordance with adopted legislation and political decisions.
The South Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs aims to develop agriculture into an industry that supports public health and improves the well-being of rural residents. This website features its projects and has links to relevant policies and statistics.
The Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation is responsible for promoting the development and growth of the service and manufacturing sectors within Sweden. The ministry is also charged with monitoring the agriculture, construction, and food and beverage industries in the country. This website details in depth the ministry's areas of responsibility, organization, and its relationship with the European Union. Recent news related to the ministry is posted on the main page of its website.
The National Food Agency is the central administrative authority for all matters concerning food in Sweden. This website contains information about maintaining a healthy diet, as well as the numerous regulations within the food and beverage industry in Sweden.
The Council of Agriculture (COA) is the authority on agriculture, forestry, fishery, animal husbandry, and food affairs in Taiwan. This website contains information regarding policies, news, programs, and services provided by COA. In addition, the site provides relevant publications, statistical data, and laws and regulations.
The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is the official government agency in charge of the food and beverage and agriculture industries. This site contains educational videos, reports, and statistics for farmers, consumers, and investors. It also provides access to the laws, procedures, and regulations of the industries.
The Department for Environment, Food, & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is responsible for creating policies that impact the environment, as well as the Food and Beverage and Agriculture Industries. This site includes information regarding the policies and laws of these industries in the United Kingdom.
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 agricultural industry.