A retailer or any other natural or legal person who offers products for sale, hire or hire purchase, or displays products to customers in the course of a commercial activity, whether or not in return for payment (Proposal for a regulation for sustainable products).
Departmental Directorate for the Protection of Populations (« Direction Départementale de la Protection des Populations »)
At departmental level, the Directions départementales de la protection des populations are responsible for control, inspection and investigation activities to ensure economic protection and consumer safety. The DDPPs ensure that commercial practices are fair and that the rules on safety, conformity, hygiene, traceability and product labelling are respected.
Dietary reference values
Dietary reference values are a set of nutrient reference values to cover the amounts of nutrients needed to maintain health in an otherwise healthy individual or group of people. DRVs also include the tolerable upper intake level (UL), which is the maximum amount of a nutrient that can be consumed safely over a long period of time (EFSA).
Directive (EU law)
A legal act adopted by the European Union institutions addressed to the Member States. The directives set common objectives for all EU countries, but each Member State determines the measures to achieve the objectives and must transpose the directive into national law.
Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development
This Commission department is responsible for EU policy on agriculture and rural development and deals with all aspects of the common agricultural policy (CAP).
Directorate-General for Environment
This Commission department is responsible for EU policy on the environment. It proposes and implements policies that ensure a high level of environmental protection and preserve the quality of life of EU citizens.
Directorate-General for Health & Food Safety
This Commission department is responsible for EU policy on food safety and health and for monitoring the implementation of related laws.
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SME’s
The Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is the Commission department that works to support an open, seamless and resilient Single Market, with open borders and free flow of goods and services. Its objective is to ensure a greener, digital and more resilient single market economy for the benefit of all EU citizens.
Directorate General of Risk Prevention (France – « Direction Générale de la Prévention des Risques »)
The Direction Générale de la Prévention des Risques is responsible for the prevention of technological, natural and environmental risks, as well as for waste management and the development of the circular economy. It develops and implements policies relating to the assessment, prevention and reduction of chemical and biological pollution; to waste management (prevention, recovery and treatment, circular economy); to the assessment of the risks that GMOs represent for health and the environment, etc.
Offer for sale, hire or hire purchase of products, online or through other means of distance sales, whereby the potential customer cannot physically access the product displayed (Proposal for a Regulation on Sustainable Products).
Any natural or legal person in the supply chain, other than the manufacturer or the importer, who makes a product available on the market (Regulation (EC) No 765/2008).
An establishment that sells alcoholic beverages and is required to have a liquor license.
The ability of a good to maintain the functions and performance required under normal use (French Consumer Code).