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Would you like to have a say in how we shape our policies? Here’s your chance. This section is for consumers, food businesses, local authorities and anyone interested in the work of the FSA. We want you to tell us how our proposals – both legislative and non-legislative – might affect you and your work.
In the early development stages of policy, your feedback will help us when we are negotiating proposals in Europe and before we launch any formal consultation in the UK. We aim to provide timely updates on how your feedback has shaped our proposals and how we will take proposals forward. This will normally include publishing a summary of responses received. We will not publish any personal data, such as your full name.
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Proposed changes to enforcement of certification requirements for animals subject to emergency slaughter
Wednesday 8 January 2014
The FSA is reviewing its operational procedures for accepting the carcasses of animals slaughtered on-farm under emergency slaughter conditions. The change would apply to where the required veterinary certification has either not been completed satisfactorily or the legal requirement for the Veterinary Practitioner to certify the date and time of slaughter has not been met.
Shellfish harvesting in England and Wales: proposed changes to the management of Class B production areas
Friday 6 December 2013
The proposal: to ensure consistent application of European Union requirements across all Class B production areas by bringing in line the management of production areas in the Long Term Classification system (classified as B-LT) with those classified as annual Class B.
Tuesday 22 October 2013
Home slaughter is defined in Food Standards Agency guidance in the UK as 'the slaughter of a livestock animal by its owner on their property for their own personal consumption or that of members of their immediate family living there.'
Monday 14 October 2013
The FSA has reviewed the policy on approval for standalone cold stores and has produced a policy clarification. Stakeholders are invited to comment on the recommendation.
Wednesday 28 August 2013
The FSA is seeking views from red meat slaughterhouses in Britain on the proposal to align FSA authorisation to transport warm (above temperature) meat from domestic ungulates, more closely to the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 853/2004. Domestic ungulates are hoofed animals, and these include cattle, pigs and sheep.
Ready-to-eat food supplied to health care settings: cost of proposal for stricter criteria for listeria
Wednesday 17 July 2013
The FSA is asking businesses to provide information and data on the costs and benefits of proposed new guidance for stricter criteria for Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) food. This would only apply to RTE food that is supplied to UK hospitals, nursing homes and similar healthcare settings.
Monday 15 July 2013
To clarify the arrangements that apply to the trade of unskinned large wild game animals between European Union member states.
Monday 15 July 2013
Commission proposals on pig meat inspection, which include amendments to regulations on post-mortem inspection, salmonella controls and official controls for trichinella.
Friday 12 July 2013
The FSA participates in the Accountability for Regulator Impact (ARI) initiative. This initiative commits the FSA and other regulators to consult with industry on measuring the impact of policies. The FSA sees this as being good practice in the policymaking process. The FSA is one of the 'pioneer' regulators for the initiative, and has supported it since January 2013.