The Food Safety Consultative Council (FSCC) of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) acts as a forum for debate on food safety issues and provides advice to the FSAI Board on areas of relevance. With a membership from the wider interests in food safety, it allows consumers, food industry, food inspectorate and academia representatives to provide valuable input into the aims and agenda of the FSAI.
Through its regular meetings, the FSCC examines issues relevant to all parts of the food chain, from farm gate to fork, and reviews food safety initiatives proposed or already in place aimed at protecting consumers and ensuring their health and interests are foremost.
This Open Meeting will discuss the recently introduced EU regulation which requires food businesses to establish, maintain and demonstrate an appropriate food safety culture within their business. The regulation, which amends an existing food safety regulation, requires food businesses to provide evidence of an appropriate food safety culture by satisfying a number of requirements set out in the regulation.