Implementing a food safety culture effectively helps reduce a company's vulnerability to food fraud. This awareness is becoming more and more prevalent and has now also reached the highest political level. The EU Commission has now revised Regulation 852 and adopted it on 03 March 2021 - one of the legal bases for food safety in the EU. Here you will find all the information and background.
Food safety culture has entered the mainstream of hygiene requirements. After the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) updated its audit criteria to this effect in February 2020, the EU has now also given food safety culture a permanent place in legislation in March 2021. The new requirements are set out in EU Regulation 2021/382 amending the Annexes to Regulation (EC) No 852/2004.