Risk Analysis and Management

Food law is not intended to guarantee that all food is safe. As a consequence of recent food safety incidents, consumer trust in European food safety management has diminished. Risk analysis provides policy makers with the information and evidence they need for effective and transparent decision-making, contributing to better food safety outcomes and improvements in public health. Risk analysis consists of three key elements: Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Risk Communication to develop food safety standards across the global food safety. Implementing appropriate food risk management strategies, it is important to examine how key stakeholders perceive both the practice and effectiveness of food risk management. The main aim of food regulators is to ensure health and safety risks from food are negligible for the whole population. When this has been accomplished, public confidence in the effectiveness of food regulation is preserved.