The paper aims at presenting the present state of law and food safety regarding traditional/regional foods. The production has to be carried out hygienically assuring food safety to the products. Legal regulations connected with production and protection of the traditional foods arecontained in Council Regulations (EC) No 509/2006 and No 510/2006. The mentioned above decrees create marking and requirement for three groups of food products: Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TSG), Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected of Geographical Indication (PGI). Manufacturers must produce this type of foodstuff according to general hygienic rules. In order to protect the consumer, they should be subject to inspection based on Commission Regulation (EC) No 882/2004. Foodstuff should be subject to ensure that operators comply with the product specification before marketing. Verification of compliance with the specifications of any agricultural product and foodstuff produced within the EC shall be ensured by one or more competent verification organisation/body or/and authorities certification bodies operating as a product certification body after accreditation in accordance with European standard EN 45011 (2000). Foodstuffs should not contain microorganisms or their toxins or metabolites in quantities that present an unacceptable risk for human health. Foodstuff producers are obligated to fulfil microbiological requirements. Products should be monitored according to the national plan of monitoring, in range of residues of pesticides, heavy metals, dioxin or inhibitory substances and also controlled on permitted additives. The promotion of our traditional and regional foods is carried out by several organisations which are active in Poland, i.e. Polish Chamber of Regional and Local Products and Centre for Studies of Natural and Traditional Food (at University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn).
|MLA||Michalski, Mirosław M.. "Traditional and regional food products in Poland and European Union – legislation and food safety." Nauka Przyr. Technol. 5.3 (2011): #23.|
|APA||Mirosław M. Michalski (2011). Traditional and regional food products in Poland and European Union – legislation and food safety. Nauka Przyr. Technol. 5 (3), #23|
|ISO 690||MICHALSKI, Mirosław M.. Traditional and regional food products in Poland and European Union – legislation and food safety. Nauka Przyr. Technol., 2011, 5.3: #23.|
Mirosław M. Michalski
Państwowy Instytut Weterynaryjny – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy w Puławach
al. Partyzantów 57