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22 April 2020

Fact Check: What makes Belgium a pioneer in food safety?

Within Europe, Belgium has emerged as a forerunner in the area of food safety. From livestock feed to point-of-sale: the strictest control and traceability standards are applied, ensuring full safety and quality for meat buyers and importers. What’s the main differentiator?

Unique institution guarantees full traceability

In Belgium, unlike in many other countries, complete control of the production and sale of food is in the hands of a single overarching control institution: The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC). The Agency is ISO 9001-certified and accredited for ISO 17025 and ISO 17020.

FASFC at the heart of food safety

Hence, the FASFC has far-reaching authority, extending across the entire Belgian food chain. This structure, from farm to fork, is unique and guarantees traceability across all levels and a particularly high level of food safety for the end user.


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Get in touch with the Belgian meat suppliers

The Belgian meat suppliers are ready to offer a Certified European beef solution tailored to your needs. Leave your contact details and we’ll find the meat supplier that’s most fit to help you.

Koning Albert II-laan 35 bus 50
B-1030 Brussel
T: +32 2 552 80 11
F: +32 2 552 80 01

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