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On-line version ISSN 1678-457X
MATIAS, Ricardo Soares. Urban plague control in food quality according to brazilian federal legislation. Ciênc. Tecnol. Aliment. [online]. 2007, vol.27, suppl.1, pp. 93-98. ISSN 1678-457X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-20612007000500017.
The quality of food offered to the population has always been a concern for the Federal Government observed by a publication on 27 February, 1967 from the Ordinance Law 209 that establishes the Brazilian Code of Foods. The Brazilian Governmental Decree 1428 of 26 November, 1993 from the Brazilian Ministry of Health (MS) innovates the relationship of the contributory factors for food contamination presenting in the guidelines the establishment of good manufacturing practices and services rendered in the area of foods, the de-infestation that includes the sanitization plan used by an establishment. A new vision of the decisive factors of food contamination has been created, which is the control of mice and insects. This procedure integrates all the legal documents that were produced by the MS and Brazilian Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) concerning the control of food. Even the publication of the Brazilian Governmental Decree 275/2002-MS, the control of urban plagues could be done by trained teams of establishments that carried out: production / industrialization, division, storage and transporting of industrialized food, handling, preparation, storage, distribution, transport, sale display and the delivery of food prepared for consumption, such as restaurants, buffets, sweet shops, industrial kitchens, institutional kitchens, delicatessens, snack bars, bakeries, pastry shops, restaurants, among others. Regarding its publication, the chemical control is only carried out by the PCO in accordance with the Brazilian Governmental Decree 18/2000-MS. However, this does not mean the legal responsibility of food companies has been taken away that should include in the SOP (Standardized Operational Procedure) the control of pests, whether it be physical and/or chemical.
Keywords : de-infestation; hygienization; laws; sanitization.