“The package of amendments to the provisions of the Penal Code, relates to the ultimate guarantee of food safety in the country,” said Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Bledi Çuçi.
Speaking at the meeting that took place today in Tirana with interest groups on amendments to the penal Code on Food Safety, Çuçi stressed that food security is a big and difficult challenge to “bring it to the end at any cost of price “.
“By law, we are obliged to guarantee food safety. The penal Code we currently have is 1995, and the provisions it contains addressed the developments of that time. Referring to figures and facts, this Code has produced nothing new to increase food security in the country, “said Minister Çuçi.
He said the current code does not generate changes to the time today as well as the space for the justice system.
“Under these conditions, Minister Çuçi said, the Penal Code Package that we present today and presented to the Albanian Parliament specifically addresses specifically the criminal offenses related to food safety in our country.”
Çuçi said that today’s meeting is in the framework of discussions with market actors, so that all elements of this package receive full power over all cases affecting food security, considering criminal action as any action affecting food safety “.
News Source: ATA