Grogue: Production units which do not meet 10% of the legal requirements will be unlicensed – ARFA

Praia, Aug 17 (Inforpress) – Grogue production units which have less than 10% compliance with the requirements of grogue legislation by December 31, will not be licensed to produce in 2019.

The warning is from the national enforcement authorities, namely ARFA and IGAE, which are members of a team that has already established a plan to accelerate the implementation of the grogue decree approved in 2015.

According to director of the Food Sanitary Security Service of the Agency for Regulation of Pharmaceutical and Food Products (ARFA), João Gonçalves, the results of the inspections and inspections carried out in 2017 show that the evolution of the situation in the grogue production units has been happening “very slow and heterogeneous” at national level.

“In the period from May 2015 to October 2017, only 13 units (4%) have evolved towards the fulfillment of the acceptable requirements, that is, from six to 19 units in 2017”, he said, indicating that they had the minimum acceptable conformity level for official approval of the exercise in food production activity, i.e. equal to or greater than 50% of the required requirements.