Food Safety Law, Standards & Guidelines

21/10/2013

  The Food Safety Law came into force on 20 October 2013, regulating food safety supervision and management, precautionary, control and contingency measures against food safety risks, and the mechanism for handling food safety incidents. The food industry is obliged to engage in legal production and trade of safe food, and keep purchase and sales records or relevant receipts. The Municipal Affairs Bureau shall be responsible for monitoring and control in the area of food safety.
 
The food safety law (Law No. 5/2013)
Promotional leaflet for food safety law
Crime of the production and operation of deleterious food
Administrative violation
 

Trade Information


Regulations Relevant to Food Safety Standards
The Chief Executive, after consulting with the Executive Council, formulated this complementary administrative regulation in accordance with Paragraph 5 of Article 50 of “ The Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region” as well as Clause 3 of Article 7 of Law No. 5/2013 “Food Safety Law”.
 

Standard Items

Standards

Food Additives

Administrative Regulation No. 30/2017: Standards for Use of Food Colourings in Food

Administrative Regulation No. 12/2018: Standards for Use of Sweeteners in Food
→ Macao Food Safety Standard Database

Administrative Regulation No. 7/2019: Standards for Use of Preservatives and Antioxidants in Food
Supplementary Document: Q&A on Standards for the Use of Food Additives
→ Macao Food Safety Standard Database

Note: Food Classification refers to ‘Guidelines on Food Category System for Food Additives’

Prohibited Substances in Food

Administrative Regulation No. 6/2014: List of Prohibited Substances for Use in Food
Administrative Regulation No. 3/2016: Amendment to Administrative Regulation No. 6/2014 ‘List of Prohibited Substances for Use in Food’

Residues in Food

Administrative Regulation No. 13/2013: Maximum Residue Limits of Veterinary Drugs in Food

Administrative Regulation no. 11/2020: Maximum Residue Limits of Pesticides in Foodstuffs
Supplementary Document: Guidelines for Classification of Food Products in Relation to “Maximum Limits of Pesticide Residues in Food”

Contaminants and Toxins in Food

Administrative Regulation No. 16/2014: Maximum Limits of Radionuclides in Food

Administrative Regulation No. 13/2016: Maximum Limits of Mycotoxins in Food

Administrative Regulation No. 23/2018: Maximum Limits of Heavy Metal Contaminants in Food
Supplementary Document: Explanation and Examples of Some Food Categories in Relation to “Maximum Limits of Heavy Metal Contaminants in Food”

Microorganisms in Food

Administrative Regulation No. 16/2015: Limits of Pathogenic Microorganisms in Powdered Infant Formula

Administrative Regulation No. 2/2016: Limits of Pathogenic Microorganisms in Dairy Products

Microbiological Guidelines for Ready-to-eat Food

Nutritional Composition of Food Products

Administrative Regulation No. 28/2016: Requirements for Nutritional Ingredients of Infant Formula

The content of the database of food safety standards includes the Administrative Regulation No. 12/2018 “Standards for Use of Sweeteners in Food” and Administrative Regulation No. 7/2019 “Standards for Use of Preservatives and Antioxidants in Food”.

In accordance with Clause 1 of Article 4 of “Food Safety Law”, the Municipal Affairs Bureau is responsible for the supervision and enforcement of the mentioned law; also, it has the authority to issue food safety guidelines (a link to E-book version) for food producers and business operators.
 

Classification

Trade guidelines

Basic Management

Food Categories

Seasonal Food

Group Catering and Dining

Technical Parameters


Information for the Public

  •  Let's Understand Food Safety Standards in Macao

Web Version
E-book Version (Chinese Version Only)
 

Multimedia Information (Chinese Version Only)


Administrative violation

Crime of the production and operation of deleterious food

Administrative violation

Crime of the production and operation of deleterious food

Crime of disobedience

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Crime of disobedience

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