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Smarter rules for safer food: what we are doing

Authors/ source/ publisher
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Date added to library 16 January 2016
Year published
2016
Abstract
The smarter rules for safer food package is a set of EU proposals for protecting against animal disease and pests in the food chain. When agreed, these rules will affect anyone involved in the production manufacture, supply and regulation of food, feed, live animals and plants.  Commenting on the proposals set out in the report, Tonio Borg, Health and Consumer Commissioner, said: "Europe has the highest food safety standards in the world. However, the recent horsemeat scandal has shown that there is room for improvement, even if no health risk emerged. Today's package of reforms comes at an opportune moment as it shows that the system can respond to challenges; it also takes on board some of the lessons learned. In a nutshell, the package aims to provide smarter rules for safer food".