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Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority withdraws the GFL notification obligation

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) ordered a slaughterhouse to issue a GFL notification related to a possible salmonella contamination. The involved slaughterhouse refused to comply. Since its inspections did not show any contaminations, it had no reason to assume that its meat products did not comply with the food safety regulations.

The NVWA accepted this and withdrew the imposed obligation to issue a GFL notification. In accordance with settled case law, the NVWA respected the involved slaughterhouse’s primary responsibility for food safety.

The slaughterhouse was assisted by Defares.

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