In the White Paper on Food Safety
the Commission has outlines a radical revision of the Community's
food safety hygiene rules, under which
food operators right through the food chain will bear primary
responsibility for food safety. The new regulations will merge,
harmonise and simplify detailed and complex hygiene requirements
previously contained in a number of
Council Directives covering the hygiene of foodstuffs
and the production and placing on the market of products of animal origin.
They innovate in making a single, transparent hygiene policy applicable to all food
and all food operators right through the food chain "from
the farm to the table":, together with effective instruments
to manage food safety and any future food crises throughout
the food chain.
current Council Directives