Know More about Food Safety Standards

According to Law No. 5/2013 “Food Safety Law”, the production and operation of food as well as the use of food additives and food-related products during the process thereof are required to comply with food safety standards. The establishment of food safety standards is an important regulatory specification derived from the “Food Safety Law”, promulgated in the form of legally binding administrative regulations, providing a more comprehensive statutory and technical basis for food safety management and enforcement in order to safeguard food safety in Macao.


Since the “Food Safety Law” came into force, Macao has launched a number of food safety standards covering the following areas in an orderly manner: food additives, pesticide and veterinary drug residues, heavy metal contaminants, mycotoxins, prohibited substances, pathogenic microorganisms, and nutritional requirements for infant formula. Macao will continue to review international situations to improve local food safety standards.


Food safety standards are highly relevant to our daily lives and are an important cornerstone in guaranteeing food safety in Macao. For more information on how food safety standards can protect our food safety, please visit the following popular science articles to learn more.


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Popular Science Articles:

Food Additives

What are Food Additives?

How Much Do You Know About the Use of Preservatives and Antioxidants in Food?

Learn About Sulphur Dioxide in Dried Food

Use of Sweetener in Food

Is ‘Food Colouring’ Safe?

Prohibited Substances in Food

Prohibited Substances in Food

Residues in Food

Learn About Standards of Pesticide Residues in Food

Plant Growth Regulators

What Actually Are Veterinary Drugs?“Maximum Residue Limits of Veterinary Drugs in Food”

Make Sense of Antibiotics-A Scientific Approach to Understand Food Safety

Contaminants and Toxins in Food

Moulds in Food

What We Should Know About Aflatoxin

Eat Nuts Safely to Avoid Aflatoxins

Patulin in Apple Juice

Heavy Metal Contaminants in Food

Metal Contaminants in Food: Mercury

Radionuclides Contamination and Food Safety

Microorganisms in Food

Must-Read for Parents——Is Powdered Infant Formula Sterile?

Pathogenic Microorganisms in Dairy Products

Nutritional Composition of Food Products

Must-read for Parents——Nutritional Needs of Infants and Young Children


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