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Food Recalls in the European Union with Cesare Varallo.

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Food Recalls in the European Union with Cesare Varallo.
He began his career as a criminal lawyer, specializing in medical malpractice, white collar crimes and work injuries.
During the last two years he has been working in a law firm which represents Italian and international food industries. He can represent clients before criminal and administrative Italian courts, and before the competition authority AGCM (authority in Italy for advertising).

1. Introduction.
2. What are the food safety laws in the European Union?
3. What is the normal recall of a food borne outbreak in the EU?
4. Which are the typical reasons for a food product recall?
5. Where on the internet are the EU recalls found?
6. What lessons can food producers learn worldwide from these recalls?
7. Which type or notifications are put in the RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed)?
 a. There are food alerts (recalls from consumers/withdrawal from the market), but also information for attention and for follow up, nonetheless also the border rejections.
 b. They could interest food, feed or food contact materials.
 c. Between the actions taken you can see also seizures, product destruction, etc...
8. Why there are not products and companies names on RASFF?
 a. This is a very hot topic in EU! FDA publishes all the products/companies names interested by a recall. In EU it's not the same.
 b. There are a lot of discussions on this point and there were also some pronounces by the European Court of Justice.
9. His food law practice and specialty in Italy.
10. Conclusion

Cesare Varallo, Esq.
Food Lawyer
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 27, 10125 Turin, Italy

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