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Author Montanari, Francesco, 1920- author

Title Risk regulation in non-animal food imports : the European Union approach / Francesco Montanari, Veronika Jezsó, Carlo Donati
Published Cham [Switzerland] : Springer, [2015]
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Series Springerbriefs in molecular science. Chemistry of foods
SpringerBriefs in molecular science. Chemistry of foods.
Contents Risk Analysis, Contaminants and Impact on Health in Imports of Non-Animal Origin -- Managing Risks in Imports of Non-Animal Origin: the EU System of Reinforced Border Surveillance -- Managing Risks in Imports of Non-animal Origin: EU Emergency Measures
Summary This Brief aims at providing a general understanding of the rationale? scientific as well as political? behind EU policy and related risk management decisions in the area on non-animal food imports. Lately, various menaces associated with imported food and feed of non-animal origin appeared in the media: imported sprout seeds contaminated with E. coli, strawberries containing hepatitis A or noro viruses, to name but a few, are now as much discussed as the different well-known meat scandals. The authors explain the reinforced official controls at EU borders on certain imports of non-animal origin and the wide range of EU measures that currently foresee trade restrictions for imports presenting chemical and non-chemical?high risks? from a public health perspective (so-called?emergency measures?). The Brief closely examines chemical (and also non-chemical) risks associated with imports of non-animal origin and their impact on human health. The authors also consider the role risk analysis is playing to underpin risk-management decisions at EU level, including the scientific output by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
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Subject European Union.
Food adulteration and inspection -- Law and legislation -- Europe.
Food law and legislation -- Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Donati, Carlo, author
Jezsó, Veronika, author
ISBN 3319140132 (print)
3319140140 (electronic bk.)
9783319140131 (print)
9783319140148 (electronic bk.)