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Food Safety

Guides to Good Practice

About the guides

The development, dissemination and use of both national and Community guides to good practice must be encouraged. However, these guides may be used on a voluntary basis by the feed business operators.

Guidelines for the development of Community guides to good practice have been prepared together with the EU countries.

These Community guides to good practice were developed in accordance with Article 22 of Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene. Their contents are practicable throughout the EU for the sector to which they refer and are suitable as guides for compliance with the hygiene and HACCP requirements of that Regulation.

EU Guides

On 29 January 2007, the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health assessed the following Community guides to good practice:

National Guides

A Register for National Guides to Good Hygiene Practice has been set up by the Commission to make them available to Member States and feed and food business operators. For detailed information about national guidelines in different sectors users can perform filter searches.

An overview of all feed guides is also available here.