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1 rio AESAN Y EFSA RISK ANALYSIS Recent Developments in Portugal Santander,, September 2007 ASAE PORTUGAL Manuel Barreto Dias

2 EU CONSUMERS CONFIDENCE During the last decades of the past century CONSUMERS CONFIDENCE in the Safety of Food Supply has been badly affected by repeated FOOD SCARES and CRISIS In late nineties a growing criticism, in particular from EP, led COM to present, July 1997, a GREEN PAPER ON FOOD LAW and to hold together with EP a JOINT CONFERENCE ON FOOD LAW AND FOOD POLICY (November 1997) M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

3 WHITE PAPER ON FOOD SAFETY The comments made by several member states, third countries, European and International organizations on the context of GP public debate on Food Law and Food Policy enabled COM to reflect on appropriate future measures to be taken resulting in the adoption of the WHITE PAPER ON FOOD SAFETY (2000) M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

4 RISK ANALYSIS The White Paper considered the foundation on which food safety policy must be based the application of the three components of Risk Analysis : Risk Assessment Risk Communication Risk Management M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

5 E F S A In White Paper COM considered the establishment of an independent European Food Authority to be the most appropriate response to the need to guarantee a high level of Food Safety. This Authority would be entrusted with a number of key tasks.. as well as networking with national agencies and scientific bodies M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

6 Later on Regulation 178 / 2002 Laying down the general principles and requirements of food law establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matter of food safety Provides the basis of the assurance of a high level of protection of human health and life establishing common principles and responsibilities strongly based on science - RISK ANALYSIS not forgetting OLF and establishes EFSA M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

7 Situation in Portugal Ministry of Health DGS INSA Main Departments concerned with Risk Analysis Ministry of Agriculture DGFCQA DGV DGP INIAP IVV DGPC LNIV Ministry of Economy IGAE 2007 M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

8 Situation in Portugal Ministry of Agriculture DGFCQA General Directorate for Food Control DGFCQA Ministry of Economy IGAE General Directorate for Economic Inspection IGAE DGV Veterinary Services DGPC - General Directorate for Plant Protection DGPC DGP - General Directorate for Fisheries INIAP Fisheries Research Institute Ministry of Health DGS General Heath Directorate INSA National Heath Institute IVV Vineyard and Wine Institute LNIV - National Veterinary Laboratory M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

9 Situation in Portugal FOOD CONTROL RISK MANAGEMENT REGULATION Ministry of Agriculture DGFCQA Several departments: M. Agriculture Others than DGFCQA M. Economy IGAE M. Health M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

10 Situation in Portugal RISK COMMUNICATION Shared by several Departments Ministry of Agriculture Ministry of Economy Ministry of Health 2007 M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

11 Situation in Portugal Other State Laboratories and Public Institutes RISK ASSESSEMENT Ministry of Health National Health Laboratories Ministry of Agriculture Veterinary Lab. Pesticides Lab. Fisheries Institute rio AESAN Y EFSA M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

12 Situation in Portugal Restraints 1. Multiplicity of control organizations with consequent overlapping of functions and conflict of competencies in some areas, and no men s s land in some gray zones. 2. Improvisation, undefined objectives, and lack of strategic planning together with poor performances, inadequate and inefficient resources or their use not proportional to the required needs 3. Reactive either than proactive behavior M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

13 Situation in Portugal Maintenance of the Status Quo + 3 Main Attempts to create an Authority 1 st st Attempt AQSA Authority with 3 components of risk analysis 2 nd nd Attempt APSA Authority with 2 components: Risk Assessment Risk Communication 3 nd nd Attempt ASAE Economy and Food Safety Standard Authority with 3 components of risk analysis ( Except Food Regulation) 2007 M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

14 Situation in Portugal from 1 th January 2006 Total or partial integration of more than 8 Directorates of the Agriculture and Economy Ministries ASAE Economy and Food Safety Standard Authority 3 components of Risk Analysis Except Food Regulation Ministry of Agriculture 2007 M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

15 Situation in Portugal from 1 th January 2006 Central Services: ASAE - Macro Organic Structure Control Planning Central Administration Central Laboratory Department of Risk Assessment and Risk Communication Legal Department Documentation, Training and Professional Formation Scientific Council + W Groups and Technical Committees rio AESAN Y EFSA Regional Control Services: Norte (North) Centro ( Center) Lisboa ( Lisbon and Tagus Valley) Alentejo Algarve M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

16 Risk Management RISK MANAGEMENT Central Control Planning Services Regional Control Services Law enforcement Food Control Police and crime investigation powers NOT FOOD REGULATION 2007 M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

17 Risk Assessment and Risk Communication ASAE DACR Main Tasks Risk Assessment Activities Coordination / Cooperation Developing Own Capacities EFSA LINK DATABASES Organization / Cooperation Departments and Institutes of other Ministries Secretariat: Scientific Council W Groups Technical Commissions - Biological Hazards - Nutrition Contact Point with Advisory Forum Focal Point Development M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

18 ASAE Databases Scientific Council Technical Commissions W Groups EFSA Organization of ASAE Database System Other National Data bases rio AESAN Y EFSA Improvement of General Document I Management Software (Food i and Feed occurrences) Food Supplements M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

19 Example of a Food Supplements Database Developed by ASAE ASAE created and developed a database incorporated in ASAE s s general document management software Operated by the Risk Assessment Department Designed to hold all the information provided by the manufacturers about the food supplements present on the Portuguese market 2007 M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

20 Food Supplement Database To allow a quick checking to all the food supplement files received in ASAE To support risk assessment Food Supplements Database Main Targets To support inspection activities 2007 M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

21 Food Supplement Database As a Risk Assessment tool it allows: To check the health and nutrition claims in food supplements To know all the food supplements legally placed on the Portuguese market To know all the ingredients used and respective dosage 2007 M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

22 Food Supplement Database As a support to the inspection activities: Inspection Department Immediate access Incomplete or incorrect labelling Non-information to ASAE of the placement on the market Non-authorized ingredients or unclear status rio AESAN Y EFSA M. Barreto Dias - ASAE

23 Muchas Gracias Manuel Barreto Dias ASAE PORTUGAL

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