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Health Ministry to amend Food Act


The Health Ministry sources said that a decision has been taken to amend the Food Act Number 26 of 1980.

Since 1980 (during the past 37 years) several different changes have been taken place in the fields of food producing, food selling, food technology and food consuming patterns of the Sri Lankans, Health Ministry sources said.

According to the sources, the Health Ministry accepts public views on amending the Food Act Number 26 of 1980. It is expected to amend the act according to the changes that had been taken place during the past and to meet the new requirements.

Any individual, organization or institution which wish to express views can submit them to the Director, Environmental / Professional and Food Health, Food Control Administration Unit, Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Ministry, 7th Floor, No. 464, T.B.Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10.

Proposals, ideas and views can be submitted through email too. The email address is foodcontrol@outlook.com

The Food Act Number 26 of 1980 was introduced in order to regulate and control the manufacture, importation, sale and distribution of food, to establish a Food Advisory Committee, to repeal the Food and Drugs Act of 1949, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Act came into force on 01st of February 1981.

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