Food Law News - UK - 2010

FSA Interested Parties Letter (OCR 084), 16 July, 2010

OFFICIAL CONTROLS - EU Regulation No 669/2009 (as amended) Implementing Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 as Regards the Increased Level of Official Controls on Imports of Certain Feed and Food of Non-Animal Origin (Non-POAO)

A copy of the letter, including a copy of the latest text, is available on this site. See: FSA Official Control Update.

Further to my letter of 23 June, I am writing to let you know that the draft Commission Regulation amending Annex I to the above Regulation received a favourable opinion by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) at its meeting on 14 July.

The amending Regulation, presented for vote, is attached at Appendix 1. The text had been further revised to address some linguistic and legal points and to clarify some CN codes and descriptions. We are grateful for the comments from stakeholders that we have received to date, and have taken these into account in developing the UK position for on-going negotiations with the Commission.

The draft Regulation will now be subject to European Parliament scrutiny prior to formal adoption, and it is anticipated that the date of application will be 1 October 2010. In the meantime, the Agency will ensure that UK designated points of entry (DPEs) still meet the minimum requirements for DPE status for the amended Annex I and update the list as appropriate.

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