Food Supplements - what are the obligations of a Responsible Food Business Operator?

The Responsible Food Business Operator (RFBO) is the operator under whose name or business name the food is marketed or, if that operator is not established in the EU, the importer into the EU. The RFBO is responsible for the safety and compliance of food products placed on the EU market.

RFBO responsibilities are many and continuous

Legally it is not possible for the RFBO to contract a third party to delegate the responsibilities and legal liability for its food business activities and food supplements it places on the EU market. The RFBO is allowed to appoint a service provider to assist in fulfilling all the obligations.

The responsibilities of the Responsible Food Business Operator are to: