Filippo Abruzzo

Policy Coordinator, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Filippo is directly responsible for the implementation of the new EU regulation governing the importation of food and animal products (EC 2017/625). He has extensive experience as a food inspector for the anti-fraud department of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, where he carried out inspections and audits to ensure compliance in the food sector.

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Policing the internet: How the European Commission is monitoring non-compliance for online food sales

New EU regulation is now coming into force to improve control over the importation of animals, food and food supplements into the European Union. It will have serious implications for any business selling sports nutrition productions online across national borders. Filippo explains what the regulation aims to achieve, how it will be enforced and the rigorous approach the European Commission is taking to policing compliance in the e-commerce environment.

  • New regulation, new modes of enforcement – the European Commission takes action in e-commerce
  • Industry collaboration – how the Commission is working with leading e-commerce platforms and payment services to create safe environment
  • Rigorous preparation – the training programmes that are ensuring member state authorities are trained and ready to monitor online trade