The Commission is proposing amendments to EU food hygiene rules, some of which relate to food donation, with an aim to facilitate redistribution of food whilst ensuring its safety for consumers. The relevant draft Commission Regulation amending the Annexes to Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs as regards food allergen management, redistribution of food and food safety culture was published for feedback on 9 July 2020.
The feedback period runs until 6 August 2020 and interested stakeholders are invited to provide their contributions on the Europa website.
The Commission has also adopted a Notice providing guidance on food safety management systems for food retail activities, including food donations. The Notice contributes to food waste reduction and promotes food security by facilitating safe food donation practices.