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Non-food products safety in statistics, consumer awareness and new regulations

Key words:
product safety, non-food products, requirements,
risks, consumer awareness .

Non-food products constitute a diverse range of commonly used products, which may pose
various threats to human health or even life. Although this fact has been recognized quite long
time ago and resulted in introduction legislation in European and other countries, it still
requires special attention. The purpose of this paper is to present the actual problems related to
non-food product safety assurance in the European and Polish markets, paying special
attention to the major threats to human health caused by various kinds of non-food products,
and to consumer awareness of these threats, as well as on the problem of product safety in
general. A new product safety and market surveillance package in the European Union is
characterised as well.

Cracow University of Economics
Faculty of Commodity Science
Department of Industrial Products
Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Cracow, Poland
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