By Salvatore Parisi, Caterina Barone, Ramesh Kumar Sharma
This short offers a common description of the ecu fast Alert method for meals and Feed (RASFF). It describes the RASFF strategy at the criminal point and as regards to notification systems, together with additionally new instruments, that have been introduced in 2014: iRASFF and the RASFF buyer Portal. In an advent, the current prestige of the RASFF, which had initially been brought in 1979, is in brief reviewed. it truly is defined because the major foundation of contemporary meals coverage in Europe, permitting member international locations to take quick corrective activities at the one hand, and to accomplish statistically trustworthy analyses of food-related risks nevertheless.
One bankruptcy incorporates a statistical assessment of RASFF notifications in most cases, and particularly with reference to chemical contaminants, together with additionally allergens. In one other bankruptcy, purposes for rejections of nutrients and feed on the eu borders are analyzed in chosen case stories. The short offers a simple description for the chemical hazards and contaminants it really is bearing on, outlining the names, homes, makes use of and value within the nutrients and feed undefined, toxicological results, and infection assets. The final bankruptcy deals an outlook at the way forward for the RASFF and attainable expectancies
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Consequently, non-alert notiﬁcations—in particular, border rejection notiﬁcations—should be studied. Chapter 3 discussed border rejections in detail. The discussion of most common chemical contaminants is not simple. Probably, a good basis for this discussion may also be the Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 (Donati 2015) because this document has ﬁxed maximum levels for certain contaminants in foods at the EU level. The following substances have been considered (Donati 2015): • Nitrate (sodium or potassium nitrate, E251 and E252 respectively) • Mycotoxins (aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, patulin, deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, fumonisins) • Metals: cadmium, lead, mercury, (inorganic) tin) • 3-monochloropropane-1,2 diol esters (3-MCPD) • Dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH).
In: Committee on strengthening core elements of regulatory systems in developing Countries; Board on global health; Board on Health Sciences Policy; Institute of Medicine; Riviere JE, Buckley GJ (eds) Ensuring safe foods and medical products through stronger regulatory systems abroad. C Chapter 3 EU Border Rejection Cases: Reasons and RASFF Notiﬁcations Abstract This chapter contains a statistical evaluation of RASFF border rejection notiﬁcations. The study concerns the comparison between recorded notiﬁcations in two different temporal periods: the four-year 2008–2011 and the subsequent three-year 2012–2014 intervals.
2009; Leuschner et al. 2013; Tedesco et al. 2008; Wiig and Kolstad 2005). 2 shows the situation in the 2008–2011 period. 5 %). 5 %): • Feed additives • ‘Not determined/other’ Basically, the following can be assumed: (a) The largest part of rejections has concerned high presence of mycotoxins in imported products between 2008 and 2011. The situation has been repeatedly veriﬁed. Because of the remarkable frequency (more than one-third of the total number of border rejection decisions are ascribed to mycotoxins), this hazard is surely the ﬁrst problem when speaking of imported foods before 2012 into the EU (b) The problem of ‘poor or insufﬁcient controls’ has to be discussed in the vast ambit of HACCP strategies.
Chemistry and food safety in the EU: the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) by Salvatore Parisi, Caterina Barone, Ramesh Kumar Sharma