Food safety is a shared responsibility of all actors in the food supply chain, from farm to fork. The European Union has established extensive legislation to outline the responsibility of food producers, suppliers and retailers to help ensure the safety of our food supply. European food regulations are amongst the most stringent in the world and cover all aspects of food production from agriculture, raw materials, transportation, processing, quality management, storage, packaging, and traceability.

Safety evaluation of novel foods: A European and international perspective

01 April 2000

In the past, foods prepared and used in traditional ways have been judged safe on the basis of long-term experience, even when they contain natural toxicants (e.g. solanin in potatoes)...