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Republic of Cyprus
National Control Plans
S/N
Programme title
Collaborating Services
SGL Lab.
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Quality control of milk and milk products· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Department of Customs & Excise, Ministry of Finance
· National Guard, Ministry of Defence
01
2
National programme on control of sheep & goat cheeses· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Municipalities
01
3
Control of milk products with respect to health, examining parameters such as cholesterol, saturated fats and unsaturated fats· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
01
4
Monitoring and quality control of olive oils and other vegetarian oils· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
01
5
Control of Histamine and Total Volatile Bases levels in fresh and imported fishes· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture
01
6
Control of honey adulteration· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Department of Agriculture, Min. of Agriculture
01, 20
7
Quality control of juices· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· National Guard
01
8
Chemical Monitoring of Drinking Water according to the Law Ν87(Ι)/2001 (Directive 98/83/ΕU) including distribution network, mobile water containers and water vending machines etc· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
02,06
9
Monitoring programme of Coastal and Transitional Waters according to Article 8 of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/ΕU· Water Development Department, Min. of Agriculture
02,06,15
10
Chemical Monitoring of the quality of Bottled and Natural Mineral Waters· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
02,06
11
Monitoring programme of the quality
of drinking water from Water Treatment and Desalination Plants according to the Law Ν87(Ι)/2001.
· Water Development Department, Min. of Agriculture
02,06,07
12
Monitoring programme of Waters - Surface (rivers and reservoirs) and Ground - according to Article 8 of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/ΕU· Water Development Department, Min. of Agriculture
02,06,10
13
Monitoring programme on the quality of fresh waters needing protection or improvement in order to support fish life according to directive 2006/44/EC (amended directive 78/659/ΕU)· Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, Min. Agriculture
· Water Development Department, Min. of Agriculture
02,06,10
14
Monitoring of the Environmental impact of Ezousa aquifer after its enrichment with recycled water from the Pafos waste water treatment plant· Water Development Department, Min. of Agriculture
02,06,10,15
15
Quality control of Human Pharmaceutical preparations· Pharmaceutical Services, Ministry of Health
04,15
16
Quality control of Cosmetics· Pharmaceutical Services, Ministry of Health
04, 19, 15
17
Quality control of Food Supplements· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
04, 19
18
Quality control of Veterinary Pharmaceutical preparations· Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture
04, 15
19
National Monitoring programme of Control of Veterinary Drug Residues in fresh food of animal origin· Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture
05
20
Monitoring programme of Veterinary Drug Residues in imported food of animal origin· Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture
05
21
Monitoring of THMs in drinking water at the Water Treatment Plants (according to Ν87(Ι)/2001)· Water Development Department, Min. of Agriculture
06
22
Monitoring programme for Dioxins and Dioxin like PCBs· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture
08
23
National monitoring programme of pesticide residues and PCBs in:
- food of plant origin (local products and imports)
- food of animal origin
- fish and seafoods
- baby food
- food of plant origin (exports)
- imported food and samples from areas not controlled by the Government authorities
· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture
· Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, Min. Agriculture
· Department of Agriculture, Min. of Agriculture
08
24
Radionuclides levels monitoring programme in foodstuffs and drinking water· Department of Labour Inspection
09
25
Radionuclides levels monitoring programme in environmental samples like air, sea water, fish, sea sediments, seaweeds, beach sand and Dam water· Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, Min. Agriculture
· Department of Labour Inspection
· Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture
09
26
Monitoring of air pollution· Department of Labour
10
27
Monitoring of treated domestic wastes and wastes from hospitals and military camps· Water Development Department, Min. of Agriculture
10
28
Control of hazardous chemicals in consumer products· Department of Labor Inspection, Ministry of Labor and Social Insurance
11
29
Control of hazardous chemicals in humans (human biomonitoring)· Medical Services, Ministry of Health / European Consortia for Human Biomonitoring
11
30
National Control Programme of Materials and Articles intended For Contact with Foodstuffs:
- Ceramic and porcelain wares for determining migration of Lead and Cadmium
- Glass transparent glasses coloured outside by the lips to determine migration of Lead and Cadmium from the lip
- Plastics materials and objects (such as containers, cutlery, cups, bottles, plastic bags etc) for determining Overall and/or Specific Migration according to European Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011
- Feeding bottles and large bottles (19-20L) made of Polycarbonate for determining Specific migration of Bisphenol A and/or Overall Migration
- Plastic layers forming gaskets in metal caps and closures of glass containers for determining plasticisers content (phthalate esters and others)
- Kitchenware made of Melamine to determine Specific Migration of Melamine and Formaldehyde according to European Regulations (EU) No. 10/2011 and (EU) No. 284/2011
- Black Plastic Kitchenware made of Polyamide to determine Specific Migration of Primary Aromatic Amines according to European Regulations (EU) No. 10/2011 and (EU) No. 284/2011
· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
12
31
National control programme of Children Toys:
- Mechanical and Physical Properties according to S.I. No 261/2011 and European Standard EN 71-1
- Chemical properties - determination of certain elements (toxic metals) that can migrate to the children from toys components according to S.I. No 261/2011 and European Standard EN 71-3
· Competition and Consumer Protection Service, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
12
32
National control programme of Children Toys:
Soft plastic toys made mainly of PVC for phthalate esters content, according to the Chemicals Law N.78 (I) 2010, Annex XVIII of the European Regulation REACH
· Department of Labour, Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance
12
33
National control programme of foodstuffs on food additives:
- synthetic and natural food colours
- preservatives (benzoic, sorbic and
propionic acid, nitrates/nitrites, natamycin)
- preservative/allergen: sulphur dioxide
- sweeteners:(aspartame, acesulfame-K,
saccharin, cyclamates, neohesperidine DC etc.)
- caffeine
- antioxidants (BHA, BHT, tBHQ)
- flavour enhancers (e.g monosodium glutamate)
· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Municipalities
13
34
National control programme on adulteration of ewe's / goat's dairy products (e.g halloumi, cheeses, yoghurts) with cow's milk· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Municipalities
13
35
National control programme of foodstuffs on flavourings:
- Coumarin in foods and beverages
containing cinnamon
· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Municipalities
13
36
Monitoring programme of preventive control of Aflatoxins and other Mycotoxins (ochratoxin, deoxinivalenone and fumonisin) in nuts, cereals and baby food and control of patulin in baby food and apple products· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
14
37
Monitoring programme of control of Aflatoxin M1 in milk, baby milk powder and dairy products· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture
14
38
Monitoring programme of control of Mercury and other metals in fish, seafood and other foodstuff of animal origin· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture
· Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, Min. Agriculture
14
39
Monitoring programme of control of Nitrates in vegetables and other foodstuff of vegetable origin including baby food· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
14
40
Monitoring and control programme of Heavy Metals in foodstuff of vegetable origin, milk and baby food· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture
14
41
Monitoring and control programme of Tin in canned foods· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
14
42
Monitoring and control programme of Furan in canned food· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
14
43
Monitoring programme of control of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons in smoked meat products, barbeque and olive oils· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
14
44
Microbiological surveillance of Drinking Water according to the Laws Ν87(Ι)/2001 and 2004 (Directive 98/83/ΕU) including public water systems, bowsers and water venting machines· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Municipalities
· Nicosia Greek School Committee
15
45
Microbiological monitoring of the quality of Bottled and Natural Mineral waters· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Municipalities
15
46
Microbiological monitoring of swimming pools· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Municipalities
15
47
Management of bathing water quality· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
15
48
Microbial monitoring of public hospitals:
-drinking water distribution system
-Legionella monitoring on distribution system
-haemodialysis units
-haemodialysis solutions
· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
15
49
National Monitoring Programme for the Microbiological Quality of Foodstuffs· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Municipalities
16
50
Monitoring Programme for the Microbiological Quality of the National Guard Food Supply· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· National Guard, Ministry of Defence
16
51
Monitoring Programme for the Microbiological Quality of Foodstuffs from School Canteens· Nicosia Greek School Committee
16
52
Food Poisoning cases and consumer complaints investigations· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
· Municipalities
16
53
European programme for the determination of the isotopic ratios of Deuterium, Carbon and Oxygen in wines in accordance with EU Regulation 2729/2000 for establishing a European Databank with the coordination of JRC· Vine products Commission
· Viticulture and Oenology Section, Min. of Agriculture
20
54
National monitoring program for the detection of GMOs in foods· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
21
55
National monitoring program for the detection of allergens in foods· Public Health Services, Ministry of Health
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