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Food Hygiene - Introduction

The general hygiene rules that are applicable to all food businesses, and 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, milk processors), can be accessed 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 operators, including requirements for traceability. 

Last reviewed: 22/7/2015

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