Smarter rules for safer food and plant health

With the support of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, DG SANTE is organising the conference “Smarter rules for safer food and plant health” in Brussels on 13 December 2019.  

The main objective is to present and discuss the new rules in Regulation (EU) 2017/625 on official controls along the agri-food chain and Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 on protective measures against pests of plants, which both become applicable on 14 December 2019. Furthermore, this will be an occasion to also celebrate and reflect upon the 40 years of existence of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).

Please note that for reasons of availability of space, the number of participants would be limited to two delegates per organisation. However, the conference will be recorded and subsequently made available on-line.

Should you have any questions regarding this or require any further technical clarification, please contact the unit organising the conference at

Draft programme