In Moldova, the requirements for information on food labels have been changed, on them will be indicated not with the minimum shelf life, but information about the validity of the food product and the date of manufacture.
At the same time, it is agreed that in order to ensure proper storage or use in the case of perishable products, their packaging should indicate the final consumption date, or, if necessary, the expiration date. Currently, only the final consumption date is required by law. This is provided for by amendments to the Law on informing consumers about food products and other laws passed earlier by the parliament at the end of the spring session and published on Friday in Monitorul oficial. In the Law on informing consumers about food products, after the concept of "minimum shelf life", the concept of "production date" will appear - the date set by the manufacturer upon completion of the technological process for the manufacture of food products, and a new concept of "shelf life" will be introduced, which means the term established by the manufacturer, during which the product must retain specific characteristics, subject to the rules of transportation, storage, use and consumption. Other approved amendments remove the requirement for the mandatory nutritional value declaration to contain information on the amount of trans fatty acids. Meanwhile, the notion of “shelf life” will be removed from the Food Safety Law. It is stipulated that the government, within 6 months from the date of publication of the adopted law with amendments, will have to adopt regulations necessary for its application. // 07.08.2020 — InfoMarket.