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18 May 2019

Fact Check: What makes Belgium a pioneer in food safety?

Within Europe, Belgium has emerged as a forerunner in the area of food safety. From livestock feed to point-of-sale—the strictest control and traceability standards are applied. What’s the main differentiator?

Unique institution guarantees full traceability

In Belgium, unlike in many other countries, complete control of the production and sale of food is in the hands of a single overarching control institution: the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC). The Agency is ISO 9001-certified and accredited for ISO 17025 and ISO 17020.

Hence, the FASFC has far-reaching authority, extending across the entire Belgian food chain. This structure, from farm to fork, is unique and guarantees traceability across all levels and a particularly high level of food safety for the end user.

In Belgium complete control of the production and sale of food is in the hands of a single overarching control institution

FASFC: competent for the entire food chain

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