Risk Regulation in Non-Animal Food Imports

Risk Regulation in Non-Animal Food Imports

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This Brief aims at providing a general understanding of the rationale a€“ scientific as well as political a€“ behind EU policy and related risk management decisions in the area on non-animal food imports. Lately, various menaces associated with imported food and feed of non-animal origin appeared in the media: imported sprout seeds contaminated with E. coli, strawberries containing hepatitis A or noro viruses, to name but a few, are now as much discussed as the different well-known meat scandals. The authors explain the reinforced official controls at EU borders on certain imports of non-animal origin and the wide range of EU measures that currently foresee trade restrictions for imports presenting chemical and non-chemical a€˜high risksa€™ from a public health perspective (so-called a€˜emergency measuresa€™). The Brief closely examines chemical (and also non-chemical) risks associated with imports of non-animal origin and their impact on human health. The authors also consider the role risk analysis is playing to underpin risk-management decisions at EU level, including the scientific output by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).Available: http://ec.europa.eu/food/ food/chemicalsafety/contaminants/guidance- 2010.pdf. Accessed ... European Commission, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2014. ... Microbiological Risk Assessment Series 17, Guidelines. ... Chemosphere 67(7):1265a€“1274. doi:10.1016/j. chemosphere. 2006.12.011 Chapter 2 Managing Risks in Imports of Non-animal Origin: The 27 References.

Title:Risk Regulation in Non-Animal Food Imports
Author:Francesco Montanari, Veronika Jezso, Carlo Donati
Publisher:Springer - 2015-01-23


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