The application of the European regulation opened the way for the implementation of new inspection tools for food safety. Official inspections occur throughout the food chain to confirm the level of conformity of the facility. In accordance with regulatory requirements, the NF V01-015 standard relating to the inspection of hygiene levels in commercial catering facilities was issued in May 2016.
Regulatory requirements will specify to what extent the results of this inspection activity could be taken into account by the relevant authority in the framework of official inspections for food safety. Accreditation of inspection bodies will help ensure a high level of hygiene and, as a direct consequence, the protection of consumers.
Further information can be found on the Ministry of Agriculture website.