Identification of potentially emerging food safety issues by analysis of reports published by the European Community's rapid Alert System for food and feed during a four year period.

Aldo Prandini, Laura Filippi, G. A. Kleter, H. J.P. Marvin

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Abstract

This paper provides a non-exhausting overview of early warning systems for emerging foodborne hazards that are operating in the various places in the world. Special attention is given to endpoint-focussed early warning systems (i.e. ECDC, ISIS and GPHIN) and hazard-focussed early warning systems (i.e. FVO, RASFF and OIE) and their merit to successfully identify a food safety problem in an early stage is discussed. Besides these early warning systems which are based on monitoring of either disease symptoms or hazards, also early warning systems and/or activities that intend to predict the occurrence of a food safety hazard in its very beginning of development or before that are described. For examples: trend analysis, horizon scanning, early warning systems for mycotoxins in maize and/or wheat and information exchange networks (e.g. OIE and GIEWS). Furthermore, recent initiatives that aim to develop predictive early warning systems based on the holistic principle are discussed. The assumption of the researchers applying this principle is that developments outside the food production chain that are either directly or indirectly related to the development of a particular food safety hazard may also provide valuable information to predict the development of this hazard.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)932-950
Numero di pagine19
RivistaFOOD AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY
Volume47
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2009

Keywords

  • RASFF
  • food safety

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