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The General Food Law [in 2002] and the Official Food and Feed Controls Regulation [in 2005] have brought about some overall coherence; this has, however, only been achieved by adding an additional layer of legislation," O'Rourke says.
She outlines the historical, political, and sociological context for the restructuring of EU food law in the past decade, including the creation of the European Food Safety Authority, then uses food safety regulation as a lens into developments in contemporary law-making processes, analyzing the concepts of risk analysis and the precautionary principles established in the General Food Law and their impact on food safety regulation in EU multi-level governance.
In addition, under EU General Food Law, Regulation (EC) N 178/2002, food companies are obligated to produce safe, quality food.
Well as far as I can understand this last set of restrictions on our food industry means two levels of records must be kept to satisfy Article 18 of the general Food Law.
It will include a proposal on General Food Law which will embody the principles of food safety such as: 1) responsibility of feed manufacturers, farmers and food operators; 2) traceability of feed, food and its ingredients; 3) proper risk analysis; and 4) the application of the precautionary principle if appropriate.
TSX:FMI)(NASDAQ:FMTI) today announced that the EU Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, Section General Food Law has delivered a favorable opinion concerning Forbes' Novel Food application for the use of Reducol(TM) in milk based drinks.
New FSA guidance notes on compliance with General Food Law Regulation cover food safety, traceability and the need to notify withdraw and/or recall products not conforming to the requirements.
The EC General Food Law Regulation 178/2002 came into force in the UK two years ago, bringing with it highly onerous requirements regarding the notification, recall and withdrawal of food and drink products.