Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - EU - 2016

Council Minutes, 10 October 2016

OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Official controls in the agri-food chain - Political agreement at Council Meeting

The following is an extract from the minutes of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council Meeting on the 10 October 2016

The Council confirmed the text of the political agreement on the regulation on official controls (12175/16 ADD 1). The new rules aim to improve the controls carried out by member states to ensure the application of the Union legislation on food and feed safety, animal health and welfare, plant health, and plant protection products.

The European Parliament adopted its position at first reading in April 2014. An agreement between the Council and the European Parliament was reached at a trilogue held on 15 June 2016 and then endorsed at the Permanent Representatives Committee (Part 1) on 22 June 2016.

A copy of 12175/16 ADD 1 containing the agreed text is available on this site.  See: Official Controls – Political Agreement

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