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Food processes

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Business guidance

Legal requirements and standards for approved meat establishments.
Extraction solvents authorisation requirements and what you need to submit as part of your application.
How to move or import food and feed of non-animal origin, including high risk food and feed of non-animal origin, from Great Britain and non EU countries into Northern Ireland.
Guidance on the health and identification marks that must be applied to products of animal origin (POAO), such as meat, egg products, fish, cheese and milk.
What you need to submit as part of your regulated product application.
Pre-market approval procedure for food and animal feed products and processes requiring authorisation.

Risk analysis is the process of assessing, managing and communicating food and animal feed safety risks. It’s how we ensure high standards of food and feed safety and protect consumers.
How to control and reduce the risk of E. coli O157 cross-contamination in your business.
Rules on food waste, leftovers and waste cooking oil from catering facilities.
Additives and E numbers for colours, preservatives, antioxidants, sweeteners, emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickeners and other types of additives.
Information for businesses on how to export food and drink products.
There is specific information for different types of food including pre-packed and loose foods.
How to apply for authorisation to transport ‘above temperature’ meat from red meat slaughterhouses.
What a statement of resources (SoR) for meat premises is and the guidance to developing an SoR for your establishment.
How to label allergens and avoid allergen-cross contamination when producing pre-packed food.
Explains the legal requirements that food businesses who import products of non-animal origin into GB must comply with.
Guidance on additives, labelling, packaging and hygiene when importing salt products.
Information on importing plant and vegetarian products, including additives, labelling and chemical safety. This doesn't include fruit and vegetables
A composite product is defined in legislation as a ‘foodstuff intended for human consumption that contains both processed products of animal origin and products of plant origin.
Guidance on food hygiene and contaminants when importing sauces containing products of animal origin.
Guidance on labelling, contaminants and what to look out for when importing nuts.
Information on EU member states, food establishments selling products of animal origin and considerations for importing fishery products.
Guidance on labelling, contaminants and what to look out for when importing products which come from animals.