Consumer perception of product recall in the food sector

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Authors: Sarolta Barna, Lajos Bognár, Annamária Dorkó, Gyula Kasza


1. Summary

The task of risk analysis is to estimate the risks associated with the hazards present in the food chain and to prevent or reduce potential harm with risk management and risk communication. Measures related to the restriction of the marketing of certain products are connected to the latter. In our article, related concepts are reviewed and the most important results of the representative consumer survey of the National Food Chain Safety Office (henceforward: NFCSO) on product recall are presented.


2. Introduction

2.1. Legal background

In the European Union, concepts and obligations related to product recall are defined and regulated by Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing

the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety. In Hungarian food law, this topic is covered by Law XLVI of 2008 on the food chain and its authority supervision. There are no contradictions between the two laws, and so they are treated in this article uniformly.


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