Who can help me

Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC)

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Address

Boulevard du Jardin Botanique, 55
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Contact

Info

Service languages:

French
Dutch
English

Sector:

agrifood
commerce
hotel and catering business

Speciality:

food safety & hygiene

Service pricing:

Free services

Enterprises active in the food chain must make themselves known to the AFSCA before starting their activity and be registered. Moreover, certain activities cannot be exercised without an authorisation or an approval. However, exemptions are sometimes possible if the food safety risk is deemed to be very low.

Any modification to, or termination of, the activity should also be reported to the AFSCA.

Following the publication of the registration, authorisation and accreditation can be requested via a form sent by post, e-mail, or fax, or presented in person to the Unité Provinciale de Contrôle (UPC) or the Local Control Unit. For operations based in the Brussels-Capital Region, it is the UPC Brussels.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, from 8.30 am to midday and 1:00 pm to 4.30 pm

What happens during an AFSCA inspection? (video in French)

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