EU: Small cos exempt from hygiene regs
Smaller food companies selling direct to the public may be exempted from European Union (EU) rules insisting on hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) procedures.
Under the EU's Better Regulation strategy of reducing burdensome red-tape, the European Commission has proposed exempting smaller food businesses from the HACCP element of regulation EC/852/2004 on foodstuff hygiene.
Enterprises with less than ten employees and annual turnovers below EUR2m (US$2.63m) would be covered, including "bakeries, butchers, grocery shops, market stalls, restaurants, and bars".
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