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4.5 Food Safety
EC Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002 set down the general principles and requirements of food law as well as the procedures in matters of food safety. Generally, food must not be placed on the EU market if it is unsafe, i.e. if it is harmful to health and/or unfit for consumption (European Commission, 2010). If food which is unsafe forms part of a batch, lot or consignment, the entire quantity is presumed to be unsafe.
The traceability of food, feed, food-producing animals and all substances incorporated into foodstuffs must be established at all stages of production, processing and distribution as noted previously. Consequently, business operators are required to apply appropriate systems and procedures.
A number of standards and certifications are outlined below which if adopted, can improve the market entry potential of Caribbean food in the European market: