5 requirements before making the Health Registry
On other occasions we have already talked about what is the General Health Registry for Food Companies and Foods (RGSEAA), which companies should register . Also on other frequently asked questions such as how long it takes to receive the registration number or how to register food supplements in the health register . On this occasion we will share and remember 5 requirements before making the Food Safety Registry of a company.
- 1 1. What documents can you provide to make the application for the General Health Registry for Food Companies and Foods (RGSEAA)?
- 2 2. When can the food industry start operating? Can I be denied registration once issued?
- 3 3. In which categories should I register my food company in the RGSAA?
- 4 4. Which companies are exempted from enrolling in the RGSAA?
- 5 5. Which companies in the food industry are required to register in the health register?
1. What documents can you provide to make the application for the General Health Registry for Food Companies and Foods (RGSEAA)?
The first of the 5 requirements before starting with registering in the health register is to prepare the required documents:
- Descriptive technical report of the activity
- Payment of fees
- Self-control plan (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points – HACCP).
2. When can the food industry start operating? Can I be denied registration once issued?
Once the application has been made, the company may start its activity with the exception of those that have direct contact with products of animal origin. In such a case, you will have to wait approximately one month to receive a visit from a health inspector, and after the health inspector has issued a favourable report, you will be able to start your activity. In both cases, the health registration may be rejected. If the inspector has not yet visited the company, he will do so and will demand improvements in the facilities, the HACCP or regarding to the working methods. If the company does not make any corrections within 3 months – extendable to another 3 months – the health registration will be refused and the activity will cease.
3. In which categories should I register my food company in the RGSAA?
- If the company wants to distribute food products to other countries, it must request a distributor registration number.
- If an industry requests a health registration number as a manufacturer, processor and/or processor, packer and/or warehouser, it can distribute its products without having to have the activity of a distributor.
- If you sell and distribute products from a member country of the European Union (EU) on national territory, you will need to request your registration as a distributor.
- Importing and distributing companies, if they have a warehouse, will also apply for registration as a warehouse owner.
- In other words, where an industry is authorised to carry out an activity, such authorisation may implicitly involve other categories, without it being necessary to register the latter.
In addition to the category, the key in which you will be enrolled must be identified. This key will depend on the type of products with which the food activity is to be carried out. In food supplements, for example, it is the key 26.
4. Which companies are exempted from enrolling in the RGSAA?
- Companies that produce, pack, store, serve and sell prepared meals directly to the final consumer in the same premise, with or without home delivery. They must, however, be registered in the Register of Retail Stores of their Autonomous Community.
- Organisations that produce food directly for the final consumer. However, wholesale sales to restaurants, hotels, collectives, etc. can be closed. As long as they are not regular, it is not necessary to apply for health registration. If they become regular, they will have to register.
- The facilities whose activity is limited to the storage of packaged products for the company’s own use and share the Autonomous Community with the establishment where the food was produced or processed.
- Retail establishments. However, these may require other types of food health authorisation, such as retail meat stores.
5. Which companies in the food industry are required to register in the health register?
As the last requirement of the 5 requirements before completing the Food Safety Registry , there is which companies are required to register. We detail it in more detail in this post, but they are:
- Those that produce food for wholesale sales or catering.
- Wholesale warehousers.
- Food wholesale distribution companies.
- Import/export companies.
- Companies that market food online.