The announcement was made by the Head of the Service Volodymyr Lapa on the 7th of April, 2016.
If we go back, the State Service of Ukraine on food safety and consumer protection was created by reorganization of three state bodies: The State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service, State Inspection on consumer protection and State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service.
The Service took over the authorities which previously had above-mentioned state bodies and had already started its work the 6th of April, 2016.
The powers of the Service are described in Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Decision № 667 from 02.09.2015: http://zakon3.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/667-2015-%D0%BF
The creation of territorial bodies of the State Service of Ukraine on food safety and consumer protection was approved by Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Decision № 871 from 28.10.2015.
Up to now, most of them are already registered due to the order established in Ukrainian legislation and are going to start their work by 20 April, 2016.