Supervision of compliance with EU hygiene regulations (hygiene package)
The hygiene package concerns five EC regulations with regard to food hygiene. The NCAE as a department of the COKZ has taken over the activities within the framework of the EU hygiene package (and animal by-products) from the CPE as from 1 July 2012. The NCAE, as a department of the COKZ, has been appointed by the authorities as the enforcement body for the hygiene package and animal by-products for eggs and egg products.
The supervision is related to the following groups of companies:
• Laying hen poultry farms (egg products)
• Packing station
• Egg product manufacturers and traders
Drawn-up assessment lists for laying hen poultry farms and egg product manufacturers are used during the audits. The hygiene package is elaborated in a hygiene code for collectors and packing stations.
> Register further egg processing (peeling and boiling) as of 2018-03-21 (Dutch)
> Register packing stations as of 2019-04-10 (Dutch)
> Register egg product manufacturers and egg traders as of 2018-03-21 (Dutch)