Social and behavioral determinants of food safety in European union and republic of Macedonia
Food safety is one of the most important policies of the European Union, and it is especially important when it comes to consumer protection policy. EU legislation in this area is very broad and is guided by the slogan "from field to table", which in fact explains that the European Union has with its legislation and policies hooked up the whole chain of production, distribution, sale and even food consumption.
Such an integrated approach to food safety, aims to ensure a high level of food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health within the EU, and contribute to the effective functioning of the internal market. However, many domestic and foreign food producers use cheap tricks and display fake features of their products to mislead consumers and thus increase sales.
Good knowledge of the legislation in this area is essential for the Republic of Macedonia, above all for the further development of the economy and agriculture, as well as the export of the single European market. The implementation of this approach involves guaranteeing efficient control of the system for assessing compliance with EU standards in the field of food safety and quality, animal health, animal welfare, animal nutrition and plant health within the EU, and in relations with third countries that export to the EU markets. Risk management and scientific research in this area are entrusted to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).