IPIFF announces project to develop an EU guidance document on general standards & Good Hygiene Practices for the insect production sector
At a kick off meeting held on 12 January 2017, IPIFF announced the launch of an EU guidance document outlining general standards and good hygiene practices for the insect production sector. This document aims to describe the ‘minimum’ general standards – based on practical examples - followed by insect production operators whilst assisting them in the effective application of EU food & feed safety legislation. More generally, IPIFF expects that this document will help to consolidate the position of the insect production sector towards policy makers and national authorities.
Covering all production steps, including the production of insects for both food and feed markets, this project guidance document is a joint initiative of the IPIFF member, who are gathered in a dedicated Task Force. The ambition of the IPIFF members is to come with a commonly agreed document within one year time. In view of achieving this target, 4 meetings are organized in Brussels during the year 2017, the next one being foreseen on 20 April. IPIFF is assisted by the consultancy Schuttelaar & Partners for the realization of this project.