The overall objective of the guide is to help insect producers for food and/or animal feed purposes to achieve a high level of consumer protection and animal health through the production of safe products. To this end, the guide provides guidance to insect producers to effectively apply EU food and feed safety legislation, while providing an incentive for them to develop a robust food and feed safety management system. In addition, the guide specifies requirements enabling to:
- Ensure that insect producers conform to their stated food and feed safety policy and demonstrate their commitments in this regard
- Help the insect producers to effectively communicate food and feed safety issues to the regulatory authorities, and when needed, to their suppliers, customers and relevant interested parties (i.e. consumers) in the food and feed chains.
Guidance document for insect producers