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Importance of flexibility when applying food hygiene legislation
Importance of flexibility when applying food hygiene legislation


Experts from the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) found that the flexibility provisions -which are provided in relation to structures, layout and equipment for food businesses, operational practices and controls- are not widely used in Member States


Member States should introduce flexibility provisions more widely when applying food hygiene legislation and encourage their implementation, a European Commission report recommends. The report is the outcome of a mission series carried out in six Member States (DE, UK, ES, AT, FI, CZ) between November 2009 and March 2010. Read more