Food Safety

Maintaining food safety is of utmost importance to safeguard public health, and the European Union (EU) adheres to fundamental principles to achieve this goal.

Firstly, stringent hygiene practices are emphasized throughout food handling, preparation, and storage processes. EU regulations, such as those outlined in the General Food Law, play a crucial role in ensuring food safety. Secondly, the EU employs the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system to identify, evaluate, and control potential hazards in the food production chain. Rigorous checks on raw materials and ingredients contribute to maintaining high-quality standards. Moreover, comprehensive food safety education and training programs for food handlers are implemented to foster a culture of awareness and responsibility. The EU’s robust monitoring, surveillance, and traceability systems provide additional layers of protection.

The EU’s regulatory frameworks align with international standards set by organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), emphasizing the EU’s commitment to global food safety. [2] [3]