Integrity of food legislation

The review of Regulation 178/2002 should be considered together with other food legislation as the respective provisions might overlap or contradict. This is e.g. the case of the responsibility of operators under Article 17 of Regulation 178/2002 and Article 8 of the Food Information Regulation (do e.g. final retailers or mass caterers have an obligation to carry out sample testing in order to comply with those provisions?), fragmented labeling provisions (provided in Food Information Regulation and also in specific legislation), the status of processing aids (not defined in Article 2(h) of Regulation 178/2002 and thus should currently be considered as ‘residues and contaminants’, which might be contrary to the definition of ‘processing aids’ in Regulation 1333/2008 and to their technical purpose) etc.

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