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Challenges already encountered by EU Large diverse cultural grouping Consumer safety does not impede creativity. Treaty of Rome 1957 No consumer protection or public health aspect Article 3 – elimination of barriers to trade. Early EU Food Law - market integration, then:

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Challenges already encountered by eu large diverse cultural grouping

  • Challenges already encountered by EU

  • Large diverse cultural grouping

  • Consumer safety does not impede creativity


Challenges already encountered by eu large diverse cultural grouping

  • Treaty of Rome 1957

  • No consumer protection or public health aspect

  • Article 3 – elimination of barriers to trade


Challenges already encountered by eu large diverse cultural grouping

  • Early EU Food Law - market integration, then:

  • BSE crisis in early 1990’s.

  • Belgian dioxin scare in 2000.

  • Spanish pomace oil recall in 2001


Challenges already encountered by eu large diverse cultural grouping

  • Shortcoming became clear in July 2002:

  • European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed

  • Similar issues faced by Chinese Authorities

  • Increasing middle class consumer market


Challenges already encountered by eu large diverse cultural grouping

  • EU Regulation 178/2002

  • Right of consumers to safe food

  • Accurate and honest information

  • Regulation based on risk analysis

  • Establishes “the Precautionary Principle”


Challenges already encountered by eu large diverse cultural grouping

  • Imposes rules to ensure traceability

  • Responsibility for compliance on business

  • Fit for consumption and not injurious to health

  • Estd: Rapid Alert System for Food & Feed (RASFF)


Challenges already encountered by eu large diverse cultural grouping

  • Large scale food production or

  • Niche “high value-added” luxury food products

  • Ireland best suited to the latter

  • Can also export know-how and experience


Challenges already encountered by eu large diverse cultural grouping

  • EU food law ever expanding

  • Moving from food safety to nutritional quality

  • Innovation and design of compliant food products

  • Ireland is a world leader


Challenges already encountered by eu large diverse cultural grouping

Risk Management:

The Fastest Cars have the Best Brakes.


Challenges already encountered by eu large diverse cultural grouping

  • Thank You

  • Contact: Flor McCarthy

  • www.mccarthy.ie

  • e-mail: [email protected]

  • Phone: 023 888 00 88


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