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White Paper on Food Safety
Chapter 2: Principles of Food Safety
1. A successful food policy demands the traceability of feed and
food and their ingredients.
Adequate procedures to facilitate
such traceability must be introduced. These include the obligation
for feed and food businesses to ensure that adequate procedures
are in place to withdraw feed and food from the market where a
to the health of the consumer is posed. Operators should also
keep adequate records of suppliers of raw materials and
that the source of a problem can be identified. It must be
emphasised however that
unambiguous tracing of feed and food
ingredients is a complex issue
and must take into account the
specificity of different sectors and commodities.