Conference of NATO NFA Pilot Study in a Series of Meetings on Food Chain Security, Antalya, Türkiye, 19 - 20 September 2008, ss.103-112
Food regulation is essentially harmonised in the European Community (EC). National provisions exist only where Community law leaves regulatory gaps or where national specifications are required for the implementation of Community law. Community and national legal provisions provide for a high and, at the same time, non-discriminatory level of protection in the area of food safety. Only safe food may be marketed, irrespective of whether it comes from Germany, an EC Member State or from abroad a so-called third country.