The European Union has adopted a comprehensive strategy to prevent and fight agro-food frauds (AFFs).This strategy is based on many Regulations focusing in several aspects of AFFs. The most important are:- Regulation (EC) n.178/2002, setting up the general principles and requirements of a food law, establishing the European Food Authority (EFSA) and laying down procedures regarding matters of food safety. In addition, it has set up a regulatory system according to the principles of subsidiary principle and risk analysis. From this regulation, a set of EU regulations has emerged under the so-called the “hygiene package”; - Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011, setting the rules for the provision of food information to consumers, harmonizing the various national laws and overcoming the requirements of the previous Directive 2000/13/EC; - Regulation (EU) no. 1151/2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs produced with designation of origin, geographical indication or traditional speciality. This Regulation, known as “Quality Package”. After a general overview, the main normative issue of two important sector are analysed: the wine and olive oil sectors. Both of them are regulated by several regulations, law and decree in order to coverage all the aspect of value chain to prevent and fight agro foods frauds.


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