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Code of Practice 5 - Food Incidents and Food Alerts

Wednesday, 01 December 2004

The aim  of  this  Code  of  Practice  is  to  set  out  the  arrangements  for  responsibility  of  managing food  incidents  at  local  and  national  level  involving  food  hazards  as  identified  by  food  businesses, official  agencies  or  other  Member  States  (notified  through  the  Rapid  Alert  System  for  Food  and Feed (RASFF)) and the associated communications.  The objective of this is to have a co-ordinated approach  to  ensure  that  food  products  identified  as  being  a  risk  to  consumers  are  controlled  or removed from the food chain.

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