Registration of food sales facilities at the central register
In the past few days, we have called more clients with the issue that are legal obligations regarding the central register of facilities leading the Ministry of Agriculture. For these reasons, we present you the most common questions and answers to this topic, with the necessary instructions in which the registration can be executed.
Members 15 to 17 food safety laws provide for the obligation of all food and animal food sellers to registration of facilities in which they produce or sell food.
Who is obliged to make registration?
Registration is required to perform all subjects in the production and sale of foods, regardless of whether it is production, processing or trade. This obligation also includes stores with mixed goods in retail.
Who is not obliged to register?
Facilities for the production and trade of food and food for animals approved or registered according to some special regulations do not have to be entered in the Central Registry because data on these facilities have already entered in the register. If, however, you have not obtained special approvals for opening your facility (most often the case), you are obliged to submit a registration application to the Central Registry.
What is the central register of facilities?
The Central Registry is an electronic database conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management. It contains data on facilities in production, storage or trade of food (address, owner, PIB, parent number and other data prescribed by the Ordinance on the content and manner of keeping the central register).
Who is the request for enrollment in the register?
The request for enrollment in the register is submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture – the agricultural inspection sector. The headquarters of the agricultural inspection is in New Belgrade, youth brigade street No. 1, Postal Code 11070.
In what form is the request submitted?
The request is submitted on the prescribed form you can find attached to this text. The completed form should follow the documentation based on which the accuracy of the information registered.
The request shall be submitted in one specimen, with the other party required in the number of copies of how applicable the facilities.
What is being submitted with the request?
The following documentation shall be submitted with the request:
– readable person of responsible person in the subject and facility, ie copy of passports and residence address if it is a foreign citizen
– Copy of the Decision from the APR,
– Copy of PIB,
– Proof of payment of the fee
What is the fee on request and to whom does the fee pay?
The payment of the tax is performed depending on how many facilities apply.
– The total amount of taxes for enrollment with one facility in the central register is 960, OO RSD,
– The total amount of fees for enrollment with two buildings in the central register is 1280, OO RSD,
– The total amount of fees for enrollment with three objects in the central register is 1600, OO RSD,
– the tax is increased by 320, oo RSD for each facility and taxes to be paid collectively,
The fee is paid on behalf of the republic taxi, the account 840-742221843-57, (the call to the number is the municipal code where the applicant is registered).
According to the instructions of the Ministry, as well as proof of payment is submitted to the bank statement (daily turnover on the account), which does not have to be certified by a bank or an order of payment in the original. The instructions of the Ministry expressly states that such proof of payment does not recognize the certificate nor the transfer order.
What are the consequences if it fails to make registration with the Central Registry?
According to the Food Safety Law, failure to object to the Central Registry entails penal responsibility of individuals (30,000 to 50,000 pounds) and entrepreneurs (250,000 to 500,000), as well as responsibility for economic offense for legal persons (fine of 300,000 to 3,000. 000 dinars).