The 2014 Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) Annual Report, published yesterday, reveals that in 2014, 3157 notifications of food or feed risks were reported to the European Commission via this EU-wide alert system, representing a 25% increase compared to 2013. Of these notifications, 751 alerts concerned a serious health risk. These original notifications gave rise to 5910 follow-up notifications - a new high in the history of RASFF - marking a 15% increase.
Among the most notified risks are mercury in fish, aflatoxins in nuts and Salmonella in poultry.
Monday June 30, 2015/ EC/ European Union.