The effectiveness of RASFF is ensured by keeping its structure simple: it consists essentially of clearly identified
contact points in the Commission, EFSA, EFTA surveillance authority and at national level in member countries, exchanging information in a clear and structured way by means of templates.
Where are the RASFF notifications coming from?
What is the role of the European Commission in RASFF?
What do the RASFF notification templates look like?
Download the latest RASFF annual report to learn more about RASFF in its previous year of operation.
The European Commission has created this portal as part of its striving to make the functioning of the RASFF
as transparent as possible to the consumer, business operators and authorities around the world.
In doing so however, it needs to strike a balance between openness and protection of information that
could lead to disproportionate economical damage. If dangerous products need to be recalled from the market, Member States
and the European Commission immediately act to ensure that the product is removed, including providing the necessary information to consumers.
The RASFF portal features an interactive searchable
online RASFF database. Here you can see the most recently transmitted RASFF notifications as well as search for information on any notification issued in the past.
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