The RASFF was put into place to provide food and feed control authorities with an effective tool to exchange information about measures taken responding to serious risks detected in relation to food and feed. The system consists of clearly identified contact points in the EC, EEA, EFSA and at national level in the member states.
There are two new notification types defined by the EU (see Introduction link below)
Introduction on the RASFF system of the EU
In the table compiled by PIP and shown here, the RASFF notifications are limited to the pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables exported from ACP countries from 2005 to date. All notifications are based on the RASFF portal or on the UK MRL monitoring reports which are published quarterly.
The type of notification (information, alert or border rejection) is indicated showing the crop and active substance and the importing and notifying country. The analyzed residue values are listed with the date of analysis. The current EU MRLs are also shown…
Download : Monitoring residues: October 2012 update