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2017 Annual Report on UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan published

The FSA has published its annual report on progress towards implementation of the UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan. The report, which is based on data collected for 2017, shows that overall level of compliance in all sectors in the UK was satisfactory when assessed against expectations.

Last updated: 9 May 2022

About the Multi-Annual National Control Plan

The UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan (MANCP) details the roles, responsibilities and strategies of the different authorities and organisations involved in enforcement of and monitoring compliance with feed and food law, animal health and welfare rules and plant health requirements in the UK. It is a requirement of Regulation (EC) 882/2004 for each Member State to produce an annual report detailing progress made each year.

How the annual report will be used by the European Commission

The report, which can be found via the link towards the end of this page, 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.

DG Health and Food Safety of the European Commission carries out audits, inspections and related non-audit activities aimed at ensuring that EU legislation on food and feed safety, animal health, animal welfare, plant health and in the area of medical devices is properly implemented and enforced. Directorate F, Unit 7, of DG Health and Food Safety will use the report to plan audits of UK control arrangements. The report will also be used to contribute to a report from the Commission to the European Council and European Parliament on the overall operation of official controls across the European Union.

Who contributes to the report

The report is produced jointly by the FSA and Defra, with contributions provided by:

  • Food Standards Scotland
  • Defra agencies
  • Department of Health
  • Health & Safety Executive’s Chemicals Regulation Directorate
  • Scottish Government Agriculture, Food and Rural Communities
  • Welsh Government Sustainable Futures
  • Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland

2017 Annual Report

England, Northern Ireland and Wales

Further information

For further information, please email Matthew Dick, FSA, Delivery Assurance Team at