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Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain and amending Regulations (EC) No. 178/2002, (EC) No. 1829/2003, (EC) No. 1831/2003, (EC) No. 2065/2003, (EC) No. 1935/2004, (EC) No. 1331/2008, (EC) No. 1107/2009, (EU) 2015/2283 and Directive 2001/18/EC.

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This Regulation aims to ensure transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain. Specific amendments on this matter are laid down to Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 on the general principles and requirements of food law, as regards risk communication. Taking into account the respective roles of risk assessors and risk managers, risk communication shall pursue the following objectives: (a) raise awareness and understanding of the specific issues under consideration, including in cases of divergences in scientific assessment, during the entire risk analysis process; (b) ensure consistency, transparency and clarity in formulating risk management recommendations and decisions; (c) provide a sound basis, including, where appropriate, a scientific basis, for understanding risk management decisions; (d) improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the risk analysis; (e) foster public understanding of the risk analysis, including of the respective tasks and responsibilities of risk assessors and risk managers to enhance confidence in its outcome; (f) ensure appropriate involvement of consumers, feed and food businesses, the academic community and all other interested parties; (g) ensure appropriate and transparent exchange of information with interested parties in relation to risks associated with the food chain; (h) ensure the provision of information to consumers about risk prevention strategies; and (i) contribute to the fight against the dissemination of false information and the sources thereof. Further provisions lay down amendments to EU legislation in force on food safety matters.
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Entry into force notes
This Regulation shall apply from 27 March 2021.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal of the European Union L 231, 6 September 2019, pp. 1-28.
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