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Food Risk Communication in the EU and Member States effectiveness, transparency and safety.pdf
European Food and Feed Law Review (2016)
  • Luis González Vaqué
  • Isabel Segura Roda
One of the most innovative and important elements introduced in the Food Law of the EU by Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety, was the inclusion of risk analysis among the “General Principles of Food Law”. It is true that, apparently at least, no hierarchy was established for said principles; however, as indicated by the literature, the principle of risk analysis — the first mentioned in article five of said Regulation — has and will have a fundamental role in the area of food legislation.
Risk analysis, as a process or method made up of three inter related component parts(risk assessment, risk management and risk communication) must be understood as a mechanism by which the community legislator proposes to maintain a balance between, on the one hand, the requirement of guaranteeing a high level of supervision of health and consumers, and on the other hand, guaranteeing free circulation of goods

  • Food Law,
  • European Union Law,
  • EFSA,
  • Food Risk,
  • Risk analisys,
  • Risk assessment,
  • Risk management,
  • Risk communication
Publication Date
October 17, 2016
Citation Information
Luis González Vaqué and Isabel Segura Roda. "Food Risk Communication in the EU and Member States effectiveness, transparency and safety.pdf" European Food and Feed Law Review Iss. 5 (2016) p. 388 - 389 ISSN: 1862-2720
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