This consultation seeks views on the enforcement of rules relating to novel foods for food businesses in England. The aim is to ensure effective, consistent and proportionate enforcement of the new novel foods Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.
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.
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.
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.
It is opinion of the FSA that Directive (EU) 2015/254 does not need to be transposed by means of legislation and no action is required to implement the Directive, given that it is a repealing measure for the earlier and now obsolete Directive 93/5/EEC.
We are seeking views on our draft revised guidance for organisers of charity and community food provision about the application of EU food hygiene law. The original guidance was issued in July 2013. It is being revised so it stays relevant and helpful for users.