Implementation of the Official Controls Regulations

England specific
Consultation seeking stakeholders’ views on the implementation the Official Controls Regulation in relation to the FSA's areas of responsibility for food and feed law and animal health and welfare in England.

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?

  • Local authority and port health authority food and feed enforcement officers as well as any other body responsible for undertaking official controls. 
  • Food or feed business operators that import food and feed products into the EU.
  • Food business operators approved under Regulation (EC) 853/2004. 

What is the subject of this consultation?

The directly applicable Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625 (OCR) takes effect on 14 December 2019.  The OCR addresses official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products.

This consultation focuses on the implementation of legislation in England to provide for the execution of powers and enforcement of the OCR only in relation to the FSA areas of responsibility for food and feed law and animal health and welfare.   

What is the purpose of this consultation?

To seek stakeholder views and comment in relation to:

  • The proposed implementation of the England legislation to provide for the execution of powers and enforcement of the OCR in relation to the FSA areas of responsibility for food and feed law and animal health and welfare.   
  • Our assessment of the impacts associated with the implementation of the legislation in England in relation to FSA areas of responsibility only.

Consultation Pack

 

Comments and views

Please send any comments and views to:

EU & International Strategy Team
Food Standards Agency
Floors 6 & 7
Clive House
70 Petty France
London
SW1H 9EX

Tel: 01904 232139
Email: EU.International@food.gov.uk

Publication of response summary

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Further information

This consultation has been prepared in accordance with HM Government Consultation Principles. If an Impact Assessment has been produced, this is included in the consultation documents. If no Impact Assessment has been provided, the reason will be given in the consultation document.