Service

State Service For Food Safety of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia (hereinafter referred as Service) is a State Institution functioning in the sphere of the Ministry of Agriculture, which carries out the state legislative regulation of food safety and compliance evaluation in the sphere of veterinary and phytosanitary and in special cases as well as cases prescribed by the Law of  the Republic of Armenia carries out supervision and takes disciplinary actions in the mentioned spheres on behalf of the of  Republic of Armenia.

The Service is the legal successor of the State Veterinary and Food Safety Inspection of the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia and the State Phytosanitary Inspection of the Staff of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia.

The Service is established, reorganized and suspended by the legislation of the Republic of Armenia, or based on the decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia.

The powers of the Service are defined by the laws of the Republic of Armenia “On Veterinary”, “On Phytosanitary” and “On Evaluation of Compliance”, by other bills and legislative acts of the Republic of Armenia, by the Decrees and Orders of the President of the Republic of Armenia, by the Resolutions of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, as well as by International Agreements of the Republic of Armenia.

The Service carries out its activities in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Armenia and other legislative acts.

The Service is provided with a round seal with the image of the National Emblem and its name in Armenian, forms, logo and other means of identification.

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The Service is composed of the Head of the Service, Deputy Heads, the Staff of the Service, as well as of state non-commercial organizations. By the decree of the Government of the Republic of Armenia the Service may be authorized the right of possessing (managing) state stocks or shares.

The name of the Service is:

the full name in Armenian – Հայաստանի Հանրապետության գյուղատնտեսության նախարարության սննդամթերքի անվտանգության պետական ծառայություն

the full name in Russian – Государственная служба безопасности пищевых продуктов министерства сельского хозяйства РА,

the full name in English – State service fօr fօօd safety օf tհe Ministry օf Agricսltսre օf RA,

abbreviated name in Armenian – ՍԱՊԾ,

abbreviated name in Russian – ГСБПП,

abbreviated name in English – SSFS.

Management of the staff of the Service is carried out by the Government of the Republic of Armenia, the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia and the Head of the Service in the framework of its authority, defined by the legislation and the ByLaw of the Service.

The Head of the Service (hereinafter referred as Head) is appointed and dismissed by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.