Any product which, under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use including duration and, where applicable, putting into service, installation and maintenance requirements, does not present any risk or only the minimum risks compatible with the product’s use, considered to be acceptable and consistent with a high level of protection for the safety and health of persons (Directive 2001/95/EC)
Operators in the food sector are required to implement a health risk management plan. In order to verify that risks are properly controlled throughout the manufacturing process, companies must carry out self-checks on equipment, raw materials and finished products. In the event of unfavourable results, companies must inform the public authorities and proceed with the withdrawal and recall of these foodstuffs (French Law n°98-389 on liability for defective products).
Sending goods from France to a country of the European Union (Customs Glossary).
A set of rules whose normative force is questioned. These are non-binding rules of law, which modify or influence the behaviour of those to whom they are addressed by encouraging them to agree. These rules have, by their content and their mode of elaboration, a degree of formalization and structuring which makes them similar to hard law rules.
Sorting information or « Info-Tri »
Since the AGEC law, any product placed on the market for households, entering into an EPR channel, is subject to a sign informing the consumer that this product is subject to sorting rules (Triman logo). This sign is accompanied by information specifying the sorting procedures. This sorting information is given by the eco-organisations to their members after validation by the competent ministries (Article L541-9-3 of the Environment Code).
Specific migration limit
The maximum permitted amount of a given substance released from a material or article into food or food simulants (Regulation (EU) No 10/2011).
A spirit drink is an alcoholic beverage which is intended for human consumption, possesses particular organoleptic qualities, has a minimum alcoholic strength by volume of 15%, with some exceptions, and is produced by distillation of fermented products or maceration of plants in ethyl alcohol or in distillates of agricultural origin (Regulation (EU) No. 2019/787)
Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed
The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed is established to assist the European Commission in the preparation of measures relating to food. The European Commission can only adopt implementing measures after receiving a positive opinion from a qualified majority of the Member States meeting within the Committee. The mandate of the Committee covers the entire food production chain, from animal health issues on the farm to the product on the consumer’s table (Regulation (EC) No 178/2002).
Chemical elements and their compounds, as they occur naturally or by manufacture, including any impurity inevitably resulting from the manufacturing process (Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009).
Substance of concern
Any substance, other than the active substance, which has an inherent capacity to cause an adverse effect, immediately or in the more distant future, on humans, in particular vulnerable groups, animals or the environment and is present or is produced in a biocidal product in sufficient concentration to present risks of such an effect (Regulation (EU) No 528/2012).
Summary proceedings(« référé »)
Procedure allowing a litigant to obtain rapid provisional measures.
Sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present whilst ensuring future generations can meet their own needs. Sustainable development has three pillars: economic, environmental and social.
National requirements: According to the ARPP recommendation on sustainable development, an advertisement cannot express a global promise on sustainable development if the advertiser’s commitment does not cumulatively cover the three pillars of sustainable development.