The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) is a new body responsible for plant health in Norway
Norway has decided to merge the State agencies responsible for the control of plants, aquatic and terrestrial animals, and food. These agencies were the Norwegian Agricultural Inspection Service, the Norwegian Animal Health Authority, the Norwegian Food Control Authority, part of the Directorate of Fisheries and municipal food control authorities. The new authority was established on the 2004-01-01, and called ‘Norwegian Food Safety Authority’ (Mattilsynet). Among other tasks, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority now carries out the functions of the NPPO of Norway, including the issuance of phytosanitary certificates for export of plants and plant products. As a consequence, several changes were made to the format of the phytosanitary and re-export certificates.
The Norwegian Food Safety Authority:
NPPO of Norway, 2003-12.