The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has published its Audit of Traceability in Food and Food Products of Animal Origin.
This targeted audit of food businesses was undertaken as part of the FSAI’s 2016 planned programme of audits, with eighteen audits conducted between May 2016 and May 2017 in 6 food businesses. The audit focused on the assessment of food business operator controls in place to ensure maintenance of traceability and labelling information along the food chain.
It identified 27 breaches of legislation and highlighted the need for food business operators to improve compliance with particular requirements of food law relevant to their business. Twelve breaches of legislation relating to traceability were identified. Additionally, nine breaches of legislation were identified relating to the documented and operational controls as part of the businesses’ food safety management systems.