Food Law News - UK - 2013

FSA News Item, 18 December 2013

ENFORCEMENT - Annual report on UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan published

The FSA has published the sixth annual report on progress towards implementation of the UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan, which covers progress in 2012.

The UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan (MANCP) details the roles, responsibilities and strategies of the different authorities and organisations involved in the monitoring and enforcement of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and welfare rules and plant health requirements in the UK. Based on the data collected for 2012, the overall level of compliance in all sectors in the UK was satisfactory when assessed against expectations.

The report informs the European Commission on progress in achieving the objectives of the MANCP, summarises the results of official controls and associated activities carried out by the competent authorities and associated bodies, and outlines the findings of performance audits.

It will be used by the Food and Veterinary Office of the European Commission in planning audits of UK control arrangements. The report will also contribute, together with reports prepared by other member states, to a report from the Commission to the European Council and European Parliament on the overall operation of official controls across the European Union.

The report satisfies a requirement of Regulation (EC) No 882/2004, and has been prepared jointly by the FSA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and its agencies, the Health and Safety Executive’s Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD), Scottish Government Agriculture, Food and Rural Communities (SG AFRC), the Welsh Government Sustainable Futures (WG SF) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Northern Ireland) (DARD).

A copy of the report is available on this site. See: 2012 UK Annual Report: Progress towards implementation of the Multi-Annual National Control Plan for the United Kingdom

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