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Food safety

In the EU, robust regulations and voluntary actions from the supply chain guarantees food safety, giving consumers confidence in what they buy. As food and drink businesses buy more than 70 percent of all EU produce, food safety begins with farmers and good agricultural practices. It continues with sustainable sourcing, compliance with high food safety standards, packaging and traceability.

Learn how your business can ensure product safety with our resources below.

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Acrylamide Toolbox

FoodDrinkEurope’s Acrylamide Toolbox represents the most complete collection of knowledge on acrylamide formation and mitigation across a variety of foodstuffs. It reflects more than 15 years of cooperation between the food and drink industry and...

Acrylamide Toolbox

Toolbox on reducing the transfer of mineral oils into food

The “Toolbox for preventing the transfer of undesired mineral oil hydrocarbons into food” provides an overview of the routes of entry of mineral oil hydrocarbons – both those currently known and thought of as potential routes of entry (as per 2017). Based on this information, every individual company can then review its own processes and devise appropriate product-related measures for the reduction of contamination.

Toolbox on reducing the transfer of mineral oils into food

FoodDrinkEurope guidelines: Food Safety Culture

This short guidance document was developed by the food safety culture ad-hoc group of FoodDrinkEurope. It aims at providing some general guidelines, practical examples, and tools for Food Business Operators (FBOs) to help them understand,...

FoodDrinkEurope guidelines: Food Safety Culture

FoodDrinkEurope guidelines: food allergen management for food manufacturers

These guidelines provide sound, evidence-based, and consistent information on good practice for food and drink business operators in the management of risk of allergenic foods and certain food intolerances. By harmonising and disseminating good practice...

FoodDrinkEurope guidelines: food allergen management for food manufacturers

FoodDrinkEurope guidelines: food allergen management in the supply chain

These guidelines are directed to FoodDrinkEurope members and other actors in the food supply chain. These guidelines contain recommendations and links to various documents (and associated tools) on food allergen management, which are useful to...

FoodDrinkEurope guidelines: food allergen management in the supply chain

FoodDrinkEurope guidelines: flavourings

The present Industry Guidelines on the Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 on flavourings and certain food ingredients with flavouring properties for use in and on foods are intended to provide a common understanding of the major issues to be taken into account by food business operators, flavourings producers and other stakeholders. (updated: 08/10/19)

FoodDrinkEurope guidelines: flavourings