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Keeping Food Safe, the German Way

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis

Food safety is ensured by the German BLV.

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Governments are responsible for the regulatory framework and consumer food protection to keep their citizens safe. In Germany, the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety is responsible for national food safety as well as cross-border trade and international information exchange. The German BLV is also the contact point for the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, RASFF. To ensure consumer safety, the Max Rubner-Institut employs some 200 scientists who research food safety, nutrition and food fraud.

Resources

  1. Bundesamt fuer Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit (November 11, 2019). Retrieved from Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, Germany, and Max Rubner-Institut, Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food.

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