The “Hygiene package” (EC Regulations 178/02 – 852/04 – 1169/11) requires holders of food businesses to ensure the safety and traceability of foodstuffs.
The documentation must be prepared before the start of the business’ activity and must be constantly kept up to date.
For the drafting of the self-inspection manual, it is necessary to carry out an inspection of the areas in which preserved or packaged foods are prepared, cooked or served.
The self-inspection manual is written document which contains all the procedures, based on the HACCP method, implemented in the company. This means that said manual is specific and suitable for the production company to which it refers.
The manual is written following the seven principles laid down by the system:
Support for the formal obligations prescribed by the regulations in force.
The “MOCA package – Materials and items in contact with foodstuffs” (EC Regulations 1935/04 – 2023/06 – 10/11) primarily concerns producers, importers and distributors of such materials, but also the users (that is to say, food service workers) and imposes a series of standards to follow throughout the entire production chain.