Food Fraud: An in depth discussion of new EU Regulation on official checks on food

In another recent blog – published on New Food Magazine – I had the chance to examine the last proposal of Regulation on official controls on foodstuffs in Europe, with specific focus on the fraudulent practices issue.

The Regulation, repealing the Reg. (EC) No 882/2004, could be adopted early next year (first quarter?), and just last week on the EU Official Journal, has been published another piece of the “smarter rules for safer food” package: the plant health controls regulation (Reg. (EU) No 2016/2031).

Click here to read the full article.

Other info from the EU Council on the upcoming Regulation here.

Comparing Food Recalls Procedures between Europe and the USA

I recently posted on Global Food Safety Resources a blog about the main differences in the functioning of the food recalls systems in EU and the USA.

Here a short abstract:

“Regulation is an important issue for anyone who takes food from farm to fork, no matter what side of the Atlantic Ocean they’re on. But there are some dramatic differences in how the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) handle food recalls, especially when it comes to communicating the impact of risk to consumers. It’s important to understand and compare existing food recall procedures in Europe to the United States; through knowledge sharing we can learn about and implement best practices for recalls, which are becoming altogether more frequent and complex.”

To read the full article please click here.