Standard & Compliance
In addition to legislation, governments need updated food standards. In recent years, many highly prescriptive standards have been replaced by horizontal standards that address the broad issues involved in achieving food safety objectives. While horizontal standards are a viable approach to delivering food safety goals, they require a food chain that is highly controlled and supplied with good data on food safety risks and risk management strategies and as such may not be feasible for many developing countries. Similarly, many standards on food quality issues have been cancelled and replaced by labelling requirements.
FPC Kenya collaborates with standard owners and implementers to bring compliance closer to Kenyan producers through participation in interpretation and harmonization of standards.