There is a vacancy for a second Scottish representative on the Ports Panel for Feed.
SGRPID (Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate) reports should be available on the SPPOCS (Scottish Primary Production Official Controls System) database once the data have been entered (restricted to local area).
Terms of reference for SFELC meeting and Feeds meeting will be discussed.
LAEMS will not be ‘up and running’ as electronic reporting system in the current financial year.
Record keeping guidance has been issued by the FSA (England and Northern Ireland) FSA in Scotland takes the view that guidance should not be restricted to Feeds only.
ACAF (Advisory Committee on Animal Feedstuffs) discussion on package material being incorporated into Feedingstuffs. They will suggest an industry guide at the end of March. There was also a discussion on by-product controls and mycotoxins.
Feed business details should be publicly available but not necessarily on a website.
There was an FSA reply to the FVO mission although the action points required are not addressed at Scotland there are implications which will have effect in Scotland.
Recommendation on allocation of suitably qualified officers to audit HACCP plans. It was thought the uptake of HACCP training was not as high as expected. Questions arose whether there is a need for every local authority to have their own HACCP trained staff when there are only a few premises that are inspectable.
FVO concerns relating to Feed and Food businesses being registered as Feed Businesses, for example bakeries.
FVO wanted a central register held regarding feed businesses (not just locally). Some concern was expressed as to how this could be achieved and kept up to date.
Marzena Young raised the prospect of exactly who has the inspection/enforcement responsibilities of the TSE(S) Regs 2010, which bring the TSE(S) Regs 2006 into line with EEC/956/2008.
A draft code that additional to the Code of Practice on Feeds is being planned: ‘Good communication on Pet Food’.
It is also planned that there will be an FSA presentation at the forthcoming TSI conference in Edinburgh.