European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) — ensuring safe food and animal feed in the EU

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 — general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and procedures for food safety

Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 — transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain amends mainly Regulation (EC) No 178/2002. It seeks to do the following.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 has applied since 21 February 2002.

The new rules contained in amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 apply as of 27 March 2021.

BACKGROUND

Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 also amends another 8 sectoral acts (i.e. acts on specific related sectors), as far as transparency aspects are concerned:

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MAIN DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety (OJ L 31, 1.2.2002, pp. 1-24)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 have been incorporated into the original document. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain and amending Regulations (EC) No 178/2002, (EC) No 1829/2003, (EC) No 1831/2003, (EC) No 2065/2003, (EC) No 1935/2004, (EC) No 1331/2008, (EC) No 1107/2009, (EU) 2015/2283 and Directive 2001/18/EC (OJ L 231, 6.9.2019, pp. 1-28)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on medical devices, amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and repealing Council Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC (OJ L 117, 5.5.2017, pp. 1-175)

See consolidated version.

Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on novel foods, amending Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1852/2001 (OJ L 327, 11.12.2015, pp. 1-22)

Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC (OJ L 309, 24.11.2009, pp. 1-50)

See consolidated version.

Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 establishing a common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings (OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, pp. 1-6)

Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC (OJ L 338, 13.11.2004, pp. 4-17)

See consolidated version.

Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition (OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, pp. 29-43)

See consolidated version.

Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on genetically modified food and feed (OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, pp. 1-23)

See consolidated version.

last update 22.10.2019