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Guidance Note 2 EU Classification of Food

Friday, 13 July 2001

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1988, facilitated the establishment of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) to perform the functions assigned to it by this Act.

The purpose of this guidance note is to standardise  the  recording  of  the  particulars  of  a  foodstuff  submitted  for  testing  by  anauthorised officer to the official laboratories. The standardised information will enable the correct completion of official statistical returns and clearer identification of food safety issues.The coding system  is  important  to  enable  electronic  capture  of  information  in  a  database  form  at  a  national level.