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By Salvatore Parisi, Caterina Barone, Ramesh Kumar Sharma

This short offers a normal description of the ecu fast Alert method for nutrients and Feed (RASFF). It describes the RASFF procedure at the criminal point and on the subject of notification tactics, together with additionally new instruments, which have been introduced in 2014: iRASFF and the RASFF client 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 recent meals coverage in Europe, allowing member international locations to take quick corrective activities at the one hand, and to accomplish statistically trustworthy analyses of food-related dangers however.
One bankruptcy encompasses a statistical review 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 nutrition and feed on the ecu borders are analyzed in chosen case experiences. The short presents a simple description for the chemical risks and contaminants it truly is concerning, outlining the names, homes, makes use of and significance within the meals and feed undefined, toxicological results, and infection resources. The final bankruptcy bargains an outlook at the way forward for the RASFF and attainable expectancies

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By Salvatore Parisi, Caterina Barone, Ramesh Kumar Sharma

This short offers a normal description of the ecu fast Alert method for nutrients and Feed (RASFF). It describes the RASFF procedure at the criminal point and on the subject of notification tactics, together with additionally new instruments, which have been introduced in 2014: iRASFF and the RASFF client 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 recent meals coverage in Europe, allowing member international locations to take quick corrective activities at the one hand, and to accomplish statistically trustworthy analyses of food-related dangers however.
One bankruptcy encompasses a statistical review 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 nutrition and feed on the ecu borders are analyzed in chosen case experiences. The short presents a simple description for the chemical risks and contaminants it truly is concerning, outlining the names, homes, makes use of and significance within the meals and feed undefined, toxicological results, and infection resources. The final bankruptcy bargains an outlook at the way forward for the RASFF and attainable expectancies

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The subdivision of notifications concerns 12 products categories (from: ‘feed premixtures’ to ‘natural mineral water’). The remaining product categories are shown in Figs. 3 Recent RASFF Alert Notifications. Food Safety Concerns … 31 Fig. 7 The RASFF and food safety. Statistical evaluation of food safety alerts viewpoint in the 2011– 2014 temporal period (four years). The subdivision of notifications concerns 11 products categories: from: ‘molluscs and products thereof—(obsolete)’ to ‘wine’). The remaining product categories are shown in Figs.

Once more, the current classification of products is based on three definitions: food, feed and food contact materials (Sect. 2). In Difference to the early years of the notification system, the RASFF portal reports the subdivision of total alerts (2449 documents) in the following way: (1) Food-related notifications: 2,187 (2) Feed-related notifications: 115 (3) Food-contact materials-related notifications: 147. 7 % concern feeds and food-contact materials. These results demonstrate that a certain attention to food packaging materials and feeds is expected.

However, HACCP managers could find some difficulties when analysing the whole database for clarification purposes ‘as it is’. For this reason, the list of hazard categories could be modified with the aim of providing interested users a sort of HACCP vision of the ‘alert’ level in the RASFF area. In other words, the statistical evaluation of most important and recurring alert notifications could be made with the ‘translation’ of the list of RASFF hazard categories in the following list of ‘HACCP risks and other food safety concerns’: • • • • • • • Microbiological risks Chemical risks Foreign bodies Adulteration and fraud episodes General sensorial failures Other food safety concerns: processing failures Other food safety concerns: allergens, genetically modified organisms (GMO) and novel foods.

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