The RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) portal features an interactive searchable online database. It gives public access to summary information about the most recently transmitted RASFF notifications as well as the ability to search for information on any notification issued in the past

Type of content: Assets
Type of asset:
Big data potential
Policy domains: Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry & Foods
Phase in the policy cycle:
Policy Design and Analysis
Implementation/customisation cost
Open license availability
Ease of use
Tags: Open Data Real time information
SWOT Analysis for
RASFF Database
Helpful Harmful
Strengths• Enables information to be shared efficiently between its members (EU-28 national food safety authorities, Commission, EFSA, ESA, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland)
• Provides a round-the-clock service to ensure that urgent notifications are sent, received and responded to collectively and efficiently.
Weaknesses• Refers only to members of the EU
Opportunities• Food safety standards Threats• Needs to strike a balance between openness and protection of information that could lead to disproportionate economic damage
• Food distribution
• Food importation-exportation
• Population growth

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