Here you can find the general hygiene rules that are applicable to all food businesses. More specific hygiene rules that only apply to certain types of food businesses (generally food businesses handling or processing foods of animal origin such as meat, fish, and milk processors), can be found in this section by choosing a link below.
The legislation setting out the general principles of food law (Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002) should also be consulted for the rules setting out food safety requirements and responsibilities of food business, including requirements for traceability.
- Hygiene of foodstuffs - applies to all food businesses irrespective of size or type. Includes food stalls, mobile food businesses and home businesses.
- Specific hygiene rules for foods of animal origin - these may apply if you process or handle food of animal origin, e.g., meat, fish, milk processors
- Microbiological criteria for foodstuffs - sets food safety and process hygiene criteria which may need to be tested against
- Implementing rules
- Transitional measures
- National rules
- Guides to Good Hygiene Practice