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Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. CHAPTER I SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS

    1. Article 1.Aim and scope

    2. Article 2.Definition of ‘food’

    3. Article 3.Other definitions

  3. CHAPTER II GENERAL FOOD LAW

    1. Article 4.Scope

    2. SECTION 1 GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF FOOD LAW

      1. Article 5.General objectives

      2. Article 6.Risk analysis

      3. Article 7.Precautionary principle

      4. Article 8.Protection of consumers' interests

    3. SECTION 2 PRINCIPLES OF TRANSPARENCY

      1. Article 9.Public consultation

      2. Article 10.Public information

    4. SECTION 3 GENERAL OBLIGATIONS OF FOOD TRADE

      1. Article 11.Food and feed imported into the Community

      2. Article 12.Food and feed exported from the Community

      3. Article 13.International standards

    5. SECTION 4 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS OF FOOD LAW

      1. Article 14.Food safety requirements

      2. Article 15.Feed safety requirements

      3. Article 16.Presentation

      4. Article 17.Responsibilities

      5. Article 18.Traceability

      6. Article 19.Responsibilities for food: food business operators

      7. Article 20.Responsibilities for feed: feed business operators

      8. Article 21.Liability

  4. CHAPTER III EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY

    1. SECTION 1 MISSION AND TASKS

      1. Article 22.Mission of the Authority

      2. Article 23.Tasks of the Authority

    2. SECTION 2 ORGANISATION

      1. Article 24.Bodies of the Authority

      2. Article 25.Management Board

      3. Article 26.Executive Director

      4. Article 27.Advisory Forum

      5. Article 28.Scientific Committee and Scientific Panels

    3. SECTION 3 OPERATION

      1. Article 29.Scientific opinions

      2. Article 30.Diverging scientific opinions

      3. Article 31.Scientific and technical assistance

      4. Article 32.Scientific studies

      5. Article 33.Collection of data

      6. Article 34.Identification of emerging risks

      7. Article 35.Rapid alert system

      8. Article 36.Networking of organisations operating in the fields within the Authority's mission

    4. SECTION 4 INDEPENDENCE, TRANSPARENCY, CONFIDENTIALITY AND COMMUNICATION

      1. Article 37.Independence

      2. Article 38.Transparency

      3. Article 39.Confidentiality

      4. Article 40.Communications from the Authority

      5. Article 41. Access to documents

      6. Article 42.Consumers, producers and other interested parties

    5. SECTION 5 FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

      1. Article 43.Adoption of the Authority's budget

      2. Article 44. Implementation of the Authority's budget

      3. Article 45.Fees received by the Authority

    6. SECTION 6 GENERAL PROVISIONS

      1. Article 46.Legal personality and privileges

      2. Article 47.Liability

      3. Article 48.Staff

      4. Article 49.Participation of third countries

  5. CHAPTER IV RAPID ALERT SYSTEM, CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCIES

    1. SECTION 1 RAPID ALERT SYSTEM

      1. Article 50.Rapid alert system

      2. Article 51.Implementing measures

      3. Article 52.Confidentiality rules for the rapid alert system

    2. SECTION 2 EMERGENCIES

      1. Article 53.Emergency measures for food and feed of Community origin or imported from a third country

      2. Article 54.Other emergency measures

    3. SECTION 3 CRISIS MANAGEMENT

      1. Article 55.General plan for crisis management

      2. Article 56.Crisis unit

      3. Article 57.Tasks of the crisis unit

  6. CHAPTER V PROCEDURES AND FINAL PROVISIONS

    1. SECTION 1 EXERCISE OF THE DELEGATION, COMMITTEE AND MEDIATION PROCEDURES

      1. Article 57a. Exercise of the delegation

      2. Article 58.Committee

      3. Article 59.Functions assigned to the Committee

      4. Article 60.Mediation procedure

    2. SECTION 2 FINAL PROVISIONS

      1. Article 61.Review clause

      2. Article 62.References to the European Food Safety Authority and to the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health

      3. Article 63.Competence of the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products

      4. Article 64.Commencement of the Authority's operation

      5. Article 65.Entry into force

  7. Signature

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