The State Food Inspectorate will have the right to impose penalties of up to €2 million for repeated violations of the Food Act, according to an amendment to the law that was approved by the government on March 3, the TASR newswire wrote. Until now, inspectors had been able to impose fines amounting to no more than €1.66 million.
Misdemeanours committed by individuals will attract fines of €1,000 or double this amount in the case of repeat offences, TASR wrote. The bill is due to be discussed via a fast-track procedure as early as during the ongoing parliamentary session. It is projected to come into effect on May 1. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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4. Mar 2010 at 10:00