3rd World Congress on Advances in Food Science, Processing and Technology
ITA Corporation, USA
Title: New food safety requirement from EU to North America: Challenges and opportunities
Biography: Claudio Gallottini
In September 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration, published the new food safety modernization ACT, later applied by seven different rules (The seven pillars). This update, represt the most important change in US from last 70 years. In November 2012, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, published the safe food for Canadians act, applied by the safe food for Canadians regulation in January 2019. Also for Canada this become a huge change, by replacing 14 sets of regulations with one. In March 2017, the EU Parliament, published a new rule on official controls regulation (EU) 2017/625 for food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products offered or manufactured in EU. Codex alimentarius is moving to update the HACCP system in the short next future and in the main time west countries are adopting a new food safety strategy to achieve a real food safety: The food safety culture approach. This approach is based on a new training strategy based on a behaviour evaluation and change and in the implementation of new prerequisite called preventive controls. In a globalized world, where all food industries are certified by different international standards, this is the answer suggested by the west countries to fight the growth of the Food Illnesses Outbreaks (FIO): USA 40.000 FIO/Year with 2500 deths, EU 25.000 FIO/Year with 5000 deths, ASIA 175.000 FIO/Year with 17000 deths. The scope of our research is to present the differences and similarity in this new food safety requirements.