Food Law News - UK - 2010

FSA Letter (OCR 086), 23 August, 2010

OFFICIAL CONTROL - Report to the European Commission on progress in 2009 towards implementation of the UK national control plan

A copy of the Anuual Report is available on this site. See 2009 Annual Report

The third annual report on progress on implementation of the UK’s national control plan (NCP) for January 2007 to March 2011 has been published on the Agency’s website.

The report has been prepared jointly by the Agency, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Scottish Government’s Rural and Environment Directorate, the Welsh Assembly Government’s Department for Rural Affairs, and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland, in order to meet a requirement under EU Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 on official controls. 

The purpose of the report is to inform the European Commission on progress during 2009 towards achieving the objectives of the UK NCP. It summarises the results of the official controls and associated activities that were undertaken by the competent (regulatory) authorities and associated bodies.  It also outlines the findings of audits undertaken to assess the performance of the competent authorities. 

The report will be used by the European Commission’s inspection services, the Food and Veterinary Office, to plan its audits of control arrangements in the UK.  Additionally, the Report will contribute, together with similar reports prepared by the other Member States, to a Commission report to the Council and European Parliament on the overall operation of official controls across the European Community.

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