European Food Safety got well

By: trademagazin Date: 2007. 06. 29. 00:00

Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) which shows that notifications on risks to food safety fell by 5% in 2006 compared to 2005.This is the first time since the establishment of this food safety tool that
there has been a decrease in the number of notifications – said EU Health
Commissioner Markos Kyprianou. The drop can be explained largely by effective
measures taken to address illegal dyes and the application of new European
criteria for certain pathogenic microbes, replacing the diverse national
criteria that were in place until then. In total, 6840 notifications of food
and feed risks were received through the RASFF last year, compared to 7170 in
2005. The category for which the most alerts were sent was fishery products
(21%), followed by meat and meat products (13%) and cereals and bakery products
(12%).Food safety controls: almost half of rapid alert system notifications
concern imports rejected at EU border

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