A food business operator who considers or has reason to believe that one of the food products they have imported, produced, processed, manufactured or distributed does not meet the food safety requirements must:
An animal feed business operator who considers or has reason to believe that one of the animal feed products they have imported, produced, processed, manufactured or distributed does not meet the animal feed safety requirements must:
The withdrawal from the market can take place at any stage in the food chain and not only on delivery to the end consumer.
The mandatory notification concerns natural or legal persons called "business operators" who are responsible for ensuring compliance with the provisions on food law through inspections in the food/animal feed business concerned.
The contact body for the procedure is the Government Commissariat for Quality, Fraud and Food Safety (Commissariat du gouvernement à la qualité, à la fraude et à la sécurité alimentaire).
The duly completed notification form must be sent by email to email@example.com.
In order to determine whether a notification is necessary or not, the operator may also consult a 'decision tree on the website of the Food Safety institution' on this subject.
Notification obligatoire d'un problème dans la chaîne alimentaire, d'un retrait de produits, d'un rappel de produits