Revista de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 0124-0064
CASTELLANOS R., Liliana C.; VILLAMIL J., Luis C. and ROMERO P., Jaime R.. Incorporation of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system (HACCP) in food legislation. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2004, vol.6, n.3, pp. 289-301. ISSN 0124-0064. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0124-00642004000300005.
The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system (HACCP), recommended by different international organizations as the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Office of Epizootics (OIE) and the International Convention for Vegetables Protection (ICPV) amongst others, contributes to ensuring the innocuity of food along the agro-alimentary chain and requires of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for its implementation, GMP's which are legislated in most countries. Since 1997, Colombia has set rules and legislation for application of HACCP system in agreement with international standards. This paper discusses the potential and difficulties of the legislation enforcement and suggests some policy implications towards food safety.
Keywords : Food; public health; food legislation; food policy; food chain; quality control.