The concept of ‘food safety’ has been evolved over time in order to keep up with the increasing public health concern of the consumers, who are increasingly informed and demanding about the different food products available in the market. In order to meet consumer expectations, in terms of quality and safety, the economic operators are obliged to comply with the current legislation, concerning to food hygiene and food safety for the foods they offer for sale. The Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e Económica (ASAE), as a market supervisory authority, has a duty to ensure that legislation is fulfilled. Thus, the present work aims to expose the activities developed, during the curricular internship at the Operational Unit I (UOI) - Porto of the Northern Regional Unit of ASAE. More specifically, it was sought to understand the food safety and hygiene conditions at the food and beverage sector and the causes and distribution of the main infractions detected. As an overall conclusion, it can be said that this establishments execute safe practices in handling the foods they offer to consumers. In addition to this sector, the mandatory requirements at the level of the food industry of meat products and in establishments for the sale of these products (butcher’s) were explored. Furthermore, the contribution of the Plano Nacional de Colheita de Amostras (National Sampling Plan) was analyzed, as an integral part of the Plano Nacional de Fiscalização Alimentar (National Plan for Food Inspection) and, finally, the issue of fraud in food supplements.
|Date of Award
|3 Dec 2018
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Jacinta Ladeira (Supervisor)
- Food safety in food and beverage service
- Food inspection
- Mestrado em Engenharia Alimentar