The most important requirement in the food industry is that every product meant for human consumption must be pure and safe. A significant amount of expenditure in any food industry business is spent on protecting consumers from contaminated or unsafe foods. These preventative measures are both time- and resource-intensive, but constitute an essential part of doing business in the food industry.
Ensuring food safety and product quality is a demanding, ongoing undertaking that affects every level of the food supply chain. In order to prevent recalls and improve productivity, food processors and manufacturers need an effective food safety management system.
This Whitepaper from Sesotec outlines the legal requirements for food safety in some of the world’s major markets and compares them with the most common standards. This information is meant to help food industry companies choose the best standard for their business.
The Whitepaper covers the following topics:
- Legal food safety requirements in the EU, USA, and China
- Food safety standards
- A comparison of GFSI-accepted standards (IFS, BRCGS, SQF, FSSC 22000)
- Selecting a food safety standard
The Whitepaper can be downloaded from the Sesotec website at the following link https://www.sesotec.com/emea/en/resources/blog/legal-requirements-and-important-standards-in-the-food-industry-and-their-differences .
Sesotec is one of the leading manufacturers of machines and systems for contaminant detection and material sorting. Product sales primarily focus on the food, plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical, and recycling industries. Sesotec’s global presence includes subsidiaries in Singapore, China, USA, Italy, India, Canada and Thailand, and more than 60 partners all over the world. The Sesotec group presently has 540 employees.
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