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In the IISPV, the EU integrated approach to food safety aims to assure a high level of food safety animal health, animal welfare and plant health within the European Union through coherent farm-to-table measures and adequate monitoring, while ensuring the effective functioning of the internal market.
The implementation of this approach involves the development of legislative and other actions:
– to assure effective control systems and evaluate compliance with EU standards in the food safety and quality, animal health, animal welfare, animal nutrition and plant health sectors within the EU and in third countries in relation to their exports to the EU;
– to manage international relations with third countries and international organizations concerning food safety, animal health, animal welfare, animal nutrition and plant health
– to manage relations with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and ensure science- based risk management.
Food safety issues do not have national borders. The Institute for Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health is member in EFSA Group. Scientific cooperation is central to IISPV’s scientific work; it works closely with partners and stakeholders across Europe and the world, regarding sharing scientific expertise, data and knowledge.
In the European context the Institute for Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health (IHVPH) from Bucharest, Romania is an organization which performs food analysis that provides stakeholders the opportunity to develop and exchange knowledge, experience, and expertise to address key issues in food safety, food safety and nutrition.
IHVPH and its subsequent regulations aim to improve the safety of domestically produced and imported foods regulated from EU. Through IHVPH, the National Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (NVFSA) give greater powers and directs the institute to develop regulations that will allow the food industry to prevent the on-going problem of foodborne illness.
IHVPH is the only provider of food safety data for NVFSA and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to achieve Romania’s country report.
Food hygiene are the conditions and measures necessary to ensure the safety of food from production to consumption. Food can become contaminated at any point during slaughtering or harvesting, processing, storage, distribution, transportation and preparation. Lack of adequate food hygiene can lead to foodborne diseases and death of the consumer.
Main activity of the institute is represented by:
– Fulfilments the responsibilities as NRL, according to Reg. CE 882/2004 research, elaborate laboratory methods for analysis on the specific field of activity; development of new methods and validation study for the proof of methods applicability used on the official controls based on current legislation;
– Organize trainings sessions and coordinate at technical level the official field laboratories from the county directorates;
– Organize proficiency tests;
– Perform laboratory analysis for confirmation of noncompliant results provided by field laboratories;
– Perform laboratory analysis for confirmation, typing and antibiotic resistance of bacterial strains isolated on the field laboratory;
– Sanitary veterinary control of foods and feedingstuff based on the official laboratory status.
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