Multi-Annual National Control Plan
The single integrated United Kingdom Multi-Annual National Control Plan (UK MANCP) is prepared in accordance with the requirements of Articles 109 to 111 of retained Regulation (EU) 2017/625. Under this regulation, it is a legal requirement that the UK have a national control plan. The purpose of the MANCP is to demonstrate that effective control systems are in place for monitoring and enforcing:
- feed and food law
- animal health and animal welfare regulations
- plant health law, including protecting consumer health in relation to plant protection products
The MANCP includes information about the structure, roles and responsibilities of the various competent authorities involved in monitoring compliance and enforcement. It provides an overview of how competent authorities and other bodies work together to:
- safeguard public, animal and plant health
- protect consumers
- promote animal welfare
The MANCP is produced by the FSA with contributions from:
- Defra and its agencies
- Food Standards Scotland
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Health and Safety Executive’s Chemicals Regulation Directorate
- Scottish Government Agriculture, Food and Rural Communities
- Welsh Government Natural Resources
- Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland
Development and review of the plan
In accordance with retained Regulation (EU) 2017/625, the UK’s MANCP is reviewed annually.
The MANCP was updated in December 2019 to take account of the introduction of the new retained Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625 on 14 December 2019, which repealed and replaced Regulation (EC) No 882/2004. This MANCP runs until March 2023.
Annual Report on progress towards implementation of the UK MANCP
Progress on implementation of the MANCP is continually monitored and annual reports are prepared and published by the FSA with contributions from all UK competent authorities and devolved administrations.
From the 2020 MANCP annual report onwards GB and Northern Ireland will produce their own separate reports in line with the Northern Ireland Protocol.