Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
An online portal that ensures the exchange of information between its members (the national food safety authorities of the EU Member States, the Commission, EFSA, ESA, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland) and allows for a rapid reaction when risks to public health are detected in the food chain. It includes an interactive online searchable database allowing the public to access summary information on the most recently submitted RASFF notifications and to search for information on any notification issued in the past.
The only site in France to list alerts on dangerous products since April 2021.
Network for the exchange of information between each EU member state, which allows for the rapid reporting of a dangerous product and the taking of the necessary measures throughout the European Union.
Regulation 1907/2006 on the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals, which came into force in 2007, to secure the manufacture and use of chemicals in European industry. Under this regulation, companies must register in a central database all chemicals they manufacture or import in quantities of more than one tonne per year.
Measure taken when risks to the health or safety of consumers are detected after the product has been placed on the market. It consists of asking consumers to destroy or bring back defective products, in order to prevent their consumption after distribution.
In France, recyclability is understood as the effective recycling capacity of waste from identical or similar products. Recyclability is characterised for these wastes by :
1° The capacity to be efficiently collected on a national level, via the population’s access to local collection points;
2° The capacity to be sorted, i.e. directed to recycling channels in order to be recycled;
3° The absence of elements or substances that interfere with sorting, recycling or limit the use of the recycled material;
4° The capacity for the recycled material produced by the recycling processes implemented to represent more than 50% by mass of the waste collected;
5° The capacity to be recycled on an industrial level and in practice, in particular via a guarantee that the quality of the recycled material obtained is sufficient to ensure the sustainability of the markets, and that the recycling sector can justify a good capacity to handle products that can be integrated into it (Article R541-221 of the Environmental Code)
Any recovery operation whereby waste, including organic waste, is reprocessed into substances, materials or products for its original function or for other purposes. Energy recovery from waste, waste-to-fuel operations and backfilling operations do not qualify as recycling operations (Article L541-1-1 of the French Environmental Code).
Any operation by which substances, materials or products that are not waste are used again for the same purpose for which they were conceived (Article L541-1-1 of the French Environmental Code).
Regulation (EU law)
Regulations are binding legislative acts. They must be applied in their entirety by all Member States.
Any operation by which substances, materials or products that have become waste are used again (Article L541-1-1 of the Environmental Code).