Committee Report, 8 December 2006
Extract from the report of the meeting of the 8th December of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section on General Food Law
Information point regarding the possible revision of Article 19 of Regulation (EC) n°178/2002 for the extension of the obligation to notify food safety problems to the Competent Authorities
The Commission informed the Member States that after further examination it does not intend to propose an extension of the scope of Article 19 as requested by Germany following the recent food safety problems found in cold stores in Germany . Most of the Member States did not support such a measure, as it is of general scope and would not be specifically designed to address the issue of frozen food in cold stores.
However, the Commission informed the Member States that it intends to address the issue of frozen meat storage by specific hygiene measures.
The Commission is investigating several options – legislative or not - in the field of hygiene which would apply to the storage of frozen foodstuffs. They will be discussed within the SCOFCAH hygiene section.