The Food Standards Agency is updating its guidance on managing interests and any conflicts of interest for the FSA’s external scientific advisers
The Food Standards Agency is asking for comments on the draft Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (England) Regulations 2018.
Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), Welsh Government and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are seeking your views on a proposal which would amend domestic Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) legislation in England and Wales.
The European Commission is conducting stakeholder consultations this summer on regulatory proposals for mercury, acrylamide, 3-MCPD and Glycidyl Esters in food and cyanogenic glycosides in raw apricot kernels and bitter almonds.
Update on the Animal Nutrition & Veterinary Medicines Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed
This update provides information about the meeting of the Animal Nutrition & Veterinary Medicines (ANVM) Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) held on 12-13 September 2016.
A number of issues have been discussed in early September at European Commission working group meetings and a summary of each issue if provided below for information.
This update provides information about the meeting of the Animal Nutrition & Veterinary Medicines (ANVM) Section of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) held on 13-14 October 2016.
A proposal consulted on in 2013 resulted in a revised policy to align FSA authorisation to transport warm (above temperature) meat from domestic ungulates, more closely to the requirements of Regulation No 853/2004.
Amendments to Annex III of Regulation 853/2004 on the handling of offal from animals for human consumption
A new EU regulation, which came into force on 17 November 2014, requires stomachs of ruminants to be scaled or cleaned within the slaughterhouse before they can be transported to another approved food business for handling.
This is a further update on the Commission’s proposal to introduce a new regulation on Bisphenol A (BPA). It follows an update we provided in January 2016.