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These General Principles lay a firm foundation for ensuring food hygiene and should be used in conjunction with each specific code of hygienic practice, where appropriate, and the guidelines on microbiological criteria.  The document follows the food chain from primary production through to final consumption, highlighting the key hygiene controls at each stage.

It recommends a HACCP-based approach wherever possible to enhance food safety as described in  Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System and Guidelines for its Application (Annex). The controls described in this General Principles document are internationally recognized as essential to ensure the safety and suitability of food for consumption.  The General Principles are commended to Governments, industry (including individual primary producers, manufacturers, processors, food service operators and retailers) and consumers alike. Source: GMP Codex