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On World Food Safety Day, the Spanish livestock – meat sector claims its leadership in safety and protection of animal welfare

The Spanish livestock-meat sector highlights, on the occasion of World Food Safety Day, that the consumption of meat and meat products is totally safe, and that it complies with European and national regulations, ensuring the safety of the final product and good practices throughout the entire production and marketing chain.

In this sense, the Spanish sector operates under a strict regulatory framework of animal health, food safety and protection of animal welfare, ensuring the consumer a safe, healthy and quality production. In addition, it should be noted that farms and industries follow a model called the European Production Model, which seeks to ensure that food complies with each of the hygiene and safety standards, as well as the production processes, which follow the health, environmental and animal welfare requirements.

Likewise, given the importance of the sector in Spain, not only is all the requirements set by the European Union met, but it also has even more stringent regulations for raising and caring for animals. For this reason, it is internationally recognized that the quality and food safety standards of Spanish meat production are among the most demanding in the world and offer the total guarantee that the Spanish meat products that reach any table in the world are safe and of quality.

 

Likewise, given the importance of the sector in Spain, not only is all the requirements set by the European Union met, but it also has even more stringent regulations for raising and caring for animals.

 

Traceability to control processes: from field to table

In fact, in our country a rigorous traceability system has been applied since 2005 that allows to follow and control the entire process of a meat product from the field to the table, as well as the complete community legislation that exhaustively regulates the hygienic-sanitary requirements of the food products.

Official controls by health authorities, the application of self-control systems and analysis of critical points in companies and external certification by independent and accredited entities, are added to the investment to integrate advances and scientific knowledge in the field of microbiological safety, hygiene, traceability and control in the production and elaboration of meats and derivatives.

And all this with the aim of achieving a high level of consumer protection, ensuring food safety and the enjoyment of these products with all the guarantees of quality and safety. A goal that is fully aligned with the celebration of this World Day declared by the UN in 2019.