Food Law News - EU - 2012

Council Minutes, 27 April 2012

RAPID ALERT SYSTEM - Transparency of information in food safety

The following is an extract from the minutes of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council Meeting on the 26 and 27 April 2012:

The Czech Republic briefed the Council on access to transparent information among member states as regards food safety (9066/12)

The Czech delegation highlighted the importance of information exchange between member states and the EU through the rapid alert system for food and feed (RASFF) on the occasion of recent food crises such as the use in food of industrial salt and adulterated egg powder. Poland explained that the RASFF had not been activated for the use of industrial salts in food because this fraud was not assessed as a food safety issue. As regards adulterated egg powder, the RASFF had been properly activated. The Commission reminded delegations that they did have the option of requesting administrative support in the event of a disagreement between member states on such an issue.

Document 9066/12 is available on this site. See Food safety – access to transparent information among Member States

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