Food Chain Security in Romania

Galatchi L., Mihalache D.

Conference of NATO NFA Pilot Study in a Series of Meetings on Food Chain Security, Antalya, Turkey, 19 - 20 September 2008, pp.59-78 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-90-481-9558-9_5
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-78


During the last years, Romania, as a member country of the European Union, has achieved much progress in the transposition of the Community in the field of foodstuffs. According to the commitments assumed through the position documents during the negotiation process and in order to approach in a unitary way in the field of food safety, the legislative approaches were initiated to promote and adopt a legislative document which may lead to the establishment and organization of a structure corresponding to the European model. In this case, a questionnaire was considered suitable to get a brief and objective data about the food safety, in Romania and other European countries. The questionnaire has been translated and adapted to facilitate the work of the participants, assuring that none of the questions is altered. Most of the results were obtained from the processing sector. The questionnaire was a suitable and useful method for achieving knowledge concerning food safety. It showed that the last years brought an important evolution regarding food industry and its safety around Europe, but still there are many actions that need to be taken.