Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed

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The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) is a system for reporting food safety issues within the European Union[1] established by Regulation (EC) 178/2002 of 28 January 2002, which entered into force on 21 February 2002.[2] Its objective is to achieve "a high level of protection of human life and health", based on the principle that the free movement of food and feed within the European Community (now the European Union) can only be achieved if food and feed safety requirements do not differ significantly between Member States.[2]

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  1. ^ Gijs A. Kleter; et al. (December 2007). "Identification of potentially emerging food safety issues by analysis of reports published by the European Community's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) during a four-year period". Food and Chemical Toxicology. 47 (5): 932–950. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2007.12.022. PMID 18255210.
  2. ^ a b EU Monitor, Regulation 2002/178 - General principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety, accessed 29 March 2022

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