According to Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 the development, dissemination and use of both national and Community Guides to Good Practice must be encouraged. However, these guides may be used on a voluntary basis by food business operators.
EU Guides to Good Practice
National Guides to Good Practice
Guidelines on the registration of national guides to good practice in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 have been developed and enable Member States to initially submit only certain information concerning their national guides to the Commission (SCFCAH consensus of 15 July 2008).
- A Register for National Guides to Good Practice has been set up by the Commission to make them available to Member States and food business operators.Updated 15-07-2014