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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Guide to good hygiene practices (GGHP)

Hygiene Package

Updated on 06/09/2016

Keywords : Hygiene package, Food hygiene, Guide to good hygiene practices (GGHP)

The reform of the European regulations on food hygiene, which came into force on 1 January 2006, simplified and harmonised the legislation applicable in the European Union. 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.

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