Certain food manufacturers who process products of animal origin require formal approval under additional hygiene regulations.
These are usually premises that process raw food to produce ready-to-eat foods.
Examples of these would be manufacturers who produce:
- Meat products e.g. ham, salami
- Dairy products e.g. pasteurised milk, cheese
- Egg products e.g. egg powder
- Fish products e.g. smoked fish
These businesses are still required to have a HACCP based food safety management system like other businesses (under E.C. Regulations 852/2004) but are also subject to the following food regulations:
- E. C. Regulation 853/2004 The approval itself is issued under these regulations
- E.C. Regulation 854/2004 Contains certain specific rules for the application of official controls on products of animal origin.
All approved businesses are allocated a unique identification number and are visited several times a year to ensure they are following food hygiene regulations.
Oldham has several approved premises such as dairies, a salami manufacturer and an ice cream manufacturer.