Food can become contaminated at any point during slaughtering or harvesting, processing, storage, distribution, transportation and preparation. Lack of adequate food hygiene can lead to foodborne diseases and death of the consumer.
This Uganda Standard specifies the minimum requirements for factories and employees engaged in the manufacture, processing, packaging, storage, handling, treatment and delivery of foods intended for human consumption.
The code stipulates the requirements of a food or drink manufacturing industry, which ensure that hygiene, health and safety aspects of hygiene are taken into account during production of foods and drinks.
The aspects covered in this code include need for establishing a company policy on hygiene, food safety, personal hygiene, pest control, cleaning, storage, distribution and transport, among others. The code also details the requirements concerning zoning of areas, provision of adequate services, location of premises and structures and equipment.
Who is US 28:2002?
This code is applicable to all food and drink manufacturing industries irrespective of their size and volume of production.