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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Regulatory framework for food hygiene

Since 2006, new European regulations have been applied in the area of food hygiene. This set of regulations, known as the “Hygiene Package”, concerns the entire food chain from primary production (both animal and plant) to the consumer and including the food industry, catering trades, transport and distribution ("from farm to fork").  Its aim is to harmonise the level of food safety by involving all stakeholders in the food chain, subjecting them to the same requirements, by formalising the responsibility of professionals, and by optimising controls by the health authorities.