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Storage of Products of Animal Origin


In order to establish and operate a cold store for products of animal origin in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a license by the Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.

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The Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, grant a license to operate a cold store to natural persons or legal entities, provided that:

  • the cold store fulfills predetermined specifications based on procedures of storage and transportation, as well as procedures of distribution of food of animal origin in the market; and
  • the relative sanitary requirements are satisfied according to the specific Laws and Regulations.

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Cold stores must follow general and specific sanitary requirements based on the relative regulations. Additionally, certain files should be kept from the implementation of self-monitoring systems (HACCP system) and also regarding the traceability of products imported, stored and distributed.

In case of dispute between the applicant and the Veterinary Services, the applicant has the right of:
  • objection in the event of confiscating food of animal origin or equipment of licensed cold store;
  • submitting representations in case of administrative fine;
  • appeal if the application is rejected.

The natural person or legal entity in case of infringement imposed by the competent authority provided that the decision taken does not satisfy him/her can, with the submission of the relevant fee, object to this decision to the Director of Veterinary Services within 24 hours.

In the case of administrative fine any natural person or legal entity has the right to submit representations to the Director of the Veterinary Services within five day from the notification date. In the case of imposition of the administrative fine any natural person or legal entity can within 30 days form the day of the decision to impose the fine, to address the Minister, requesting review of the decision.

In case of rejection of the application, any natural or legal person has the right to submit a written hierarchical appeal to the Minister within 45 days of notification of the decision of the competent authority.

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Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI)
Address: P.O.Box. 21455, 1509 Nicosia
Telephone: +357 22889800,
Fax: +357 22669048
Email: chamber@cci.org.cy
Website: http://www.ccci.org.cy

Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation
Address P.O.Box. 21657, 1511 Nicosia
Telephone: +357 22665102
Fax: +357 22669459
Email : info@oeb.org.cy
Website: http: www.oeb.org.cy

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