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Food Hygiene - Introduction

The general hygiene rules that are applicable to all food businesses can be accessed in this section by choosing a link below. There are also links to 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).

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 operators, including requirements for traceability.