Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies consultation

Last updated:
2 November 2017
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.

All comments and views should be sent to

Responses are requested by: Friday, 29 December 2017

We are carrying out a formal consultation, launching on 2 November 2017 and ending on 29 December 2017.

Responses are welcomed in writing by email or Citizen Space:


Citizen Space:


We are seeking views on a proposal which would amend domestic TSE legislation in England and Wales to:

  • implement a number of amendments to the EU TSE Regulation in domestic TSE legislation; and
  • implement amendments to domestic legislation which would provide better value for money for the taxpayer and remove gold plating.

The consultation pack

The consultation package and details on ways to respond are available at:

Publication of response summary

Within three months of a consultation ending we aim to publish a summary of responses received and provide a link to it from this page.

In accordance with the FSA principle of openness we shall keep a copy of the completed consultation and responses, to be made available to the public on request. The summary of responses may include personal data, such as your full name. Disclosure of any other personal data would be made only upon request for the full consultation responses. If you do not want this information to be released, please complete and return the Publication of Personal Data Form. Return of this form does not mean that we will treat your response to the consultation as confidential, just your personal data.

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.