Article – Brazil: Challenges for the Brazilian food industry: Food safety law

The objective of this research is to examine, collate and organize the main Brazilian regulations and food safety literature, highlighting key challenges for the Brazilian food industry. This is a qualitative study, using a specific procedure and an intentional sampling for data collection and analysis of open textual information. The results of this research show that there is some important challenges for the food industry, especially with regard to the general requirements that are applicable to any organization in the food chain, such as good manufacturing practices (GMP) standards and programs operational hygiene (SSOP), identification and analysis of risks of contamination and system hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP).