Report Says Europe's Food Safety System 'Overstretched'

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is urging policymakers to bolster implementation capacity to meet increased demands.

January 15, 2019
Edited by QA Staff
The European Union’s food safety system is now “overstretched,” the European Court of Auditors (ECA) said in a report published on Jan 15., urging policymakers to bolster implementation capacity, reported.
The new ECA report, which focused on chemicals, found that the implementation of EU laws on chemicals in food, feed, and plants has not reached the desired levels.
“The European Commission and the member states do not have the capacity to implement the system fully,” ECA said.
Auditors emphasized that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the EU’s Parma-based food safety watchdog, was not capable of delivering on increasing demands, resulting in delays.
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