The 5th edition of the BfR’s “EU Food Safety Almanac” has been pub-lished in English
How is food and feed safety organised in Europe? Which institutions exist in the respective countries? And what are they responsible for? The reference work “EU Food Safety Almanac” by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) provides an up-to-date overview of the responsibilities of the key players in 37 European countries. “With the new edition of the Almanac, we are making an important contribution to networking the institutions responsible for consumer health protection with the EU,” says Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel, BfR President and German member of the Advisory Forum of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The globalization of food production and trade provides consumers in Europe with an ever increasing choice of products. However, with the growing supply from all over the world, the requirements for scientific assessment, necessary measures and communication of possible health risks are increasing at the same time. “We need stronger international cooperation in order to ensure the safety of food and feed along such complex supply chains,” emphasises Hensel.