France launches food safety Web site

Published 14 July 2006

The French agriculture ministry launches a Web site to allow consumers of French food to keep abreast of food safety news

The French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has launched a multilingual Web site which provides information on French food safety. The Web site offers news and relevant information on the safety of food in France and it covers agriculture, processing, production, and distribution.

The site also presents an overview of who is responsible for what at each stage in the food chain, from professionals who must conform to the regulations and authorities who directly monitor food and production control right up to the consumer who is responsible for the handling and appropriate use of the products.

France is the third largest world exporter of agricultural products and processed foodstuffs.