Chemical hazards in our food: EU food safety policy protects us but faces challenges

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Series Details Number 02/2019
Publication Date 14/01/2019
ISBN 978-92-847-1538-1
EC QJ-AB-18-032-EN-N
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Food safety is a high priority for the EU and affects all citizens. EU aims to protect its citizens from hazards that may be present in food. We checked whether the EU food safety model, specifically as regards chemical hazards, is soundly based and implemented.

We found that the model is soundly based, respected worldwide and that European citizens enjoy one of the highest levels of assurance on the safety of their food in the world. However, we also found that EU food safety model is currently over-stretched, and faces certain challenges. We make recommendations to the Commission on how to address these challenges and improve the functioning of the food safety model.

Source Link https://www.eca.europa.eu/lists/ecadocuments/sr19_02/sr_food_safety_en.pdf
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  • https://www.eca.europa.eu/en/Pages/DocItem.aspx?did=8D868FB6-6EA6-426E-ACC9-906376A573A4
  • http://dx.publications.europa.eu/10.2865/021091
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EurActiv, 15/01/2019: Europe’s food safety system ‘overstretched’, auditors say https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/europes-food-safety-system-overstretched-auditors-say/
Agriland, 15/01/2019: EU food safety system for chemical hazards ‘overstretched’ https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/eu-food-safety-system-for-chemical-hazards-overstretched/

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ECA: Press Release, 14/01/2019: EU food safety system overstretched, say Auditors https://www.eca.europa.eu/lists/ecadocuments/insr19_02/insr_food_safety_en.pdf

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Record URL https://www.europeansources.info/record/?p=515024