The purpose of these regulations is to prevent the microorganisms in microbiological products from damaging human health or having detrimental environmental effects in the form of disturbance of ecosystems, pollution, waste, etc.
Laid down by the Ministry of the Environment 22 January 1998 pursuant to section 4, first paragraph, litra a, of Act No. 79 of 11 June 1976 relating to the control of products and consumer services (the Product Control Act), cf Royal Decree No. 730 of 7 September 1990. Cf. enclosure II chap. XIX (Directive 83/189/EEC with later modifications in the EEA agreement. Last amendment 24 May 2005.