FSA News Item, 27 November 2012
A call for evidence on EU regulations on animal health and welfare and food safety in the UK has been published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Food Standards Agency.
Interested parties from across the United Kingdom are asked to provide evidence on how EU powers to act, or competences, affect the UK. Areas covered by the call for evidence are animal health, animal welfare, food safety, feed safety, food labelling and compositional standards.
A report of the animal health and welfare and food safety review will be published in summer 2013. We expect to make available all evidence alongside the report.
Fortified foods, nutritional and health claims, food supplements, nutritional labelling and foods for particular nutritional uses are covered in a separate health review led by the Department of Health.
This call for evidence forms part of the two-year Balance of EU Competences Review launched by the Foreign Secretary in July 2012. The review aims to improve understanding of the nature of the UK's EU membership and to provide a constructive and serious contribution to the wider European debate about modernising, reforming and improving the EU. About 30 areas of EU competence will be examined.
A copy of the following are available on this site: