Food Law News - UK - 2012

FSA News Item, 30 November 2012

OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Extension to National Control Plan for the UK

A copy of the plan is available on this site. See: Multi-Annual National Control Plan for the UK (November 2012)

The Food Standards Agency and the four Agriculture/Rural Affairs Departments have produced an updated version of the UK National Control Plan. This also extends the plan to 31 March 2013.

The National Control Plan is a requirement of Regulation (EC) 882/2004 on official controls. Its purpose is to ensure that effective control systems are in place for monitoring and enforcing feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules, and plant health law.

Regulation 882/2004 requires that the plan be kept under review and revised regularly. The plan has been updated to reflect organisational and legislative changes and developments during 2011-12.

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