Safe Food – a Responsibility of the Business Sector
Pursuant to the General Food Law Regulation, companies that produce vegetable oils and fats are responsible for ensuring that the food they supply is safe. This European regulation imposes a large number of conditions on food and feed producers relating to various matters such as inspection, traceability and labelling, removing unsafe products from circulation and reporting these actions to government.
HACCP-based Risk Analysis
The European hygiene regulations (for feed and food) furthermore require companies that produce vegetable oils and fats for animal and human consumption to prepare and maintain a risk analysis. This risk analysis must be based on HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) principles. This is a system that enables companies to manage any risks that are key to feed and food safety.