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Council Directive 93/43/EEC on the hygiene of foodstuffs.

Country/Territory
Document type
Legislation
Date
1993
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Standards Hygiene/sanitary procedures Processing/handling Packaging/labelling Transport/storage International trade Vending HACCP
Abstract

This Directive lays down the general rules of hygiene for foodstuffs and the procedures for verification of compliance with the rules. It applies without prejudice to more specific Community food hygiene regulations. For the purposes of the Directive the term "food hygiene" means all measures necessary to ensure the safety and wholesomeness of foodstuffs. The measures cover all stages after primary production, during preparation processing, manufacturing, packaging, storing, transportation, distribution, handling and offering for sale or supply to the consumer. The term "food business" means any undertaking, whether for profit or not, and whether public or private, carrying out any of the afore-mentioned stages after primary production. "Wholesome food" means any food which is fit for human consumption as far as hygiene is concerned. It provides that food business operators shall comply with all the rules of hygiene as listed in the Annex, to ensure that they are able to carry out the preparation, processing, manufacturing, packaging, storing, transportation, distribution, handling and offering for sale or supply of foodstuffs in a hygienic manner. In order to ensure compliance, EC Member States are required to encourage the development of guides to good hygiene practice which may be used voluntarily by food businesses.

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Website
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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Food Safety (Ships and Aircraft) (Wales) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 1774 (W. 191) of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Transport/storage, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety (Ships and Aircraft) (England and Scotland) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 1895 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Fishing vessel, Food quality control/food safety, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Import Of Peanuts and Certain Products Derived from Peanuts Originating in or Consigned from China) Regulations, 2002 (S.I. No. 82 of 2002).

Legislation | Ireland | 2002

Keyword: Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ministerial Joint Decision No. 487 on the hygiene of foodstuffs.

Legislation | Greece | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Packaging/labelling, Transport/storage, Vending, HACCP, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Hygiene of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2000 (S.I. No. 165 of 2000).

Legislation | Ireland | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Standards, Inspection, Codex Alimentarius, Processing/handling, Potable water, HACCP

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Import Of Peanuts and Certain Products Derived from Peanuts Originating in or Consigned from China) (Amendment) Regulations, 2002 (S.I. No. 135 of 2002).

Legislation | Ireland | 2002

Keyword: Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Hygiene of Foodstuffs Rules, 2005 (L.N. 385 of 2005).

Legislation | Malta | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Packaging/labelling, Transport/storage, International trade, Vending, HACCP

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Joint Decree No. 17 of 1999 of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and of the Ministry of Health on sanitary requirements of food processing and marketing.

Legislation | Hungary | 1999

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Vending, HACCP

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation relative to internal control of the implementation of and compliance with food laws.

Legislation | Norway | 1994

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Hygiene of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 1998.

Legislation | Ireland | 1998

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Standards, Inspection, Codex Alimentarius, Processing/handling, Potable water, HACCP

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Plant Health (Forestry) (Great Britain) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 1283 of 1993).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1993

Keyword: Plant protection, Registration, International trade, Authorization/permit, Planting material/seeds

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ministerial Circular No. 1 amending and updating Circular No. 21 establishing the guidelines for the compilation of non compulsory manuals of food hygiene practice.

Legislation | Italy | 1998

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, HACCP

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 2200 of 1995).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1995

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Fish products, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Treated food

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Real Decreto Nº 2.207/1995 - Normas de higiene relativas a los productos alimenticios.

Legislation | Spain | 1995

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Institution, Codex Alimentarius, Inspection, Vending, Transport/storage, HACCP

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree No. 155 implementing Directives No. 93/43/EEC and No. 96/3/EEC on food hygiene.

Legislation | Italy | 1997

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Offences/penalties, HACCP

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Commission Directive 96/3/Euratom, ECSC, EC granting a derogation from certain provisions of Council Directive 93/43/EEC on the hygiene of foodstuffs as regards the transport of bulk liquid oils and fats by sea.

Legislation | 1996

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Packaging/labelling, Transport/storage, Oils/oilseeds/fats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 98/28/EC granting a derogation from certain provisions of Directive 93/43/EEC on the hygiene of foodstuffs as regards the transport by sea of bulk raw sugar.

Legislation | 1998

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Packaging/labelling, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs.

Legislation | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, HACCP, Traceability/product tracing, Treated food, Transport/storage, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX