Regional harmonisation of food safety standards – the EU experience. World Bank Regional Workshop Boao, China 26 – 27 June 2006 Wolf Maier, European Commission, Health and Consumer Protection. “ Countries don’t have friends – countries have interests” (Otto von Bismarck, 1915-1898)
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World Bank Regional Workshop Boao, China 26 – 27 June 2006 Wolf Maier, European Commission, Health and Consumer Protection
“Countries don’t have friends –countries have interests”
(Otto von Bismarck, 1915-1898)
Is regional harmonisation in our interest?
How can these elements be organised?
Mutual recognition of third party audits of establishments (e.g. Japan, EU, US export certification)
Recognition of ASEAN audits and inspection
Third party certification and audit
A la carte system of regional standards, open to be joined any time, step by step.
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General Information, link to FVO:http://ec.europa.eu/food/index_en.htm
Standing Committee for the Food Chain and Animal Health:http://ec.europa.eu/food/committees/regulatory/index_en.htm
European Food Safety Authority:http://www.efsa.eu.int
And if all fails, [email protected]