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Food and Feed Safety (20-07-2012)

Food: Latest Report shows EU Controls ensure our food is safe

A European Commission report published today shows that thanks to the EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), many food safety risks have been averted or mitigated and safety controls ensure our food is safe. RASFF plays a key role in ensuring safety from farm to fork by triggering a rapid reaction when a food safety risk is detected. All members of the RASFF system 1 are swiftly informed of serious risks found in food or feed so that together they can react to food safety threats in a coordinated way to protect the health of EU citizens.


1 EU Member States, EEA countries ( Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland), EFTA Secretariat, Switzerland, European Commission and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).