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Storage (Cold Stores) of Animal-Origin Products


(General Information)

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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(Application Submission)

(Who Is Eligible)

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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(Where To Apply)

The application for establishing a cold store can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or the competent authority can be contacted directly:

Veterinary Services
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
1417 Nicosia
Tel: +357 22805208, +357 22805222
Fax: +357 22805139
E-mail: public.health@vs.moa.gov.cy
Website: http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/vs

(Which Certificates Must Be Submitted)

The application should be accompanied by the following documents:
  • copy of the master plan of the cold store (place arrangement and placement of equipment);
  • copy of HACCP manual;
  • copy of receipt of payment of relevant fee.

With the submission of the relevant application and the required documents an initial inspection is carried out by the District Veterinary Office in order to examine that there are no constructional or other weaknesses. At a later stage a joint inspection is performed by Officers from the Public Health Veterinary Services and the District Veterinary Office.

(Fees Applicable & How to Pay)

Upon submitting the application, the applicant must pay the fee of €450 to the Veterinary Services by cash or cheque.

(Decision Notification)

Initially, a conditional approval is granted and after 3 months a re-inspection is carried out at the cold store to also verify the implementation of HACCP system requirements. Conditional approval shall not exceed a total of 6 months. After these stages the final approval is granted but annual inspections are still carried out according to a pre-determined program.

The applicant is informed regarding the decision within 3 months, for obtaining the conditional approval and 3 up to 6 months later the final approval.

(License Validity)

The above mentioned license is valid indefinitely and does not require renewal.

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(Related Associations)

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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Download the Acrobat fileApplication for Operation Licence of Establishment of Food of Animal Origin.pdf

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