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General Hygiene Provisions

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The current regime of hygiene rules was adopted in April 2004 by the European Parliament and the Council and has been applicable since the 1st January 2006. This collection of legislation is often referred to as ‘The hygiene package’ and it aims to introduce consistency and clarity throughout the food production chain from 'farm to fork'.  It sets out the hygiene requirements for premises placing  egg and egg products on the market

The ‘hygiene package’ is comprised of rules on the following:



Last reviewed: 27/3/2013

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