Essay about Food Regulation And Food Control

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Food regulation and food control in the UK
Food Fraud Regulation Authorities
In the UK, food safety protection are not only managed and controlled by national government, also by non-governmental sector regulators, special interest groups and value chain actors (Mensah & Julien, 2010). They are components of Food Safety Management System (FSMS) which is a systematic approach to controlling food safety hazards within a food business in order to ensure that food is safe to eat (FSMS, 2015). All food business operators are required to hold an appropriate written food safety management system in place (The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations, 2013). And FSMS must be based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) which is a system that helps food business operators look at how they handle food and introduces procedures to make sure the food produced is safe to eat (FSA, 2016). HACCP is a food safety method used internationally, U.S. Food and Drug Administration defined HACC as a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product (FDA, 2015). In the FSMS, not only food safety regulation authorities, such as Food Standard Agency (FSA) and Department of Environmental Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) are involved, but also World Trade Organization (WTO) which is…

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