Reviewing delivery of official controls in UK approved meat premises

UK - The Food Standards Agency is currently reviewing how official controls are delivered in approved meat premises in the UK.
calendar icon 22 November 2006
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A programme of work has been approved to look into a range of options in light of EU food hygiene regulations that came into force in January 2006.

The FSA will remain the competent authority responsible for official controls in meat plants in the UK and we will work with stakeholders to ensure the most effective and efficient methods of inspection are employed.

Food safety and consumer confidence are of paramount importance and any revised method of delivering controls must maintain current standards. This is the starting point of the review.

It will also be important to explore options that build on current experience and expertise, as well as being proportionate, targeted, transparent, consistent and risk-based. Options should also seek to support the long-term sustainability of the UK meat industry.

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