Food Safety Strategies in the Federal Republic of Germany

Gaus J.

Conference of NATO NFA Pilot Study in a Series of Meetings on Food Chain Security, Antalya, Turkey, 19 - 20 September 2008, pp.103-112 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-90-481-9558-9_8
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-112
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Food regulation is essentially harmonised in the European Community (EC). National provisions exist only where Community law leaves regulatory gaps or where national specifications are required for the implementation of Community law. Community and national legal provisions provide for a high and, at the same time, non-discriminatory level of protection in the area of food safety. Only safe food may be marketed, irrespective of whether it comes from Germany, an EC Member State or from abroad a so-called third country.