Safe food is a prerequisite for food security and paramount to the industry. The production, marketing and consumption of safe food are non-negotiable requirements that all partners along the food chain must adhere to, regardless of their place from farm to fork.
The effective functioning of the internal market is key to ensure comparably high levels of food safety for all consumers throughout Europe. With the World Health Day 2015 focusing on Food Safety and given the current global food security discussions, EURACTIV organised a stakeholder conference, with the support of FoodDrink Europe, to explore the following questions:
- Is our food safe?
- What are food chain partners, including consumers, doing to guarantee safe food?
- Can food safety crisis situations be handled effectively?
- What is the role of decision-makers in ensuring food safety and what can guide their decisions?