Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - EU - 2017

Council Minutes, 25 September 2017

OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Official controls feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare; Council discussions

The following is an extract from the minutes of the General Affairs Council Meeting held on the 25 September 2017:

The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of a Commission regulation amending Annex VII to Regulation (EC) 882/2004 on official controls performed to ensure verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules (11395/17).

Regulation 882/2004 lays down general rules to perform official controls in the food and feed chain to verify compliance with, inter alia, rules on food hygiene. It also establishes a list of EU reference laboratories that are responsible for liaising with national laboratories and helping them with the application of analytical methods.

The new Commission's regulation modifies Annex VII to regulation 882/2004 with a view to deleting the EU reference laboratory for milk and milk products from the existing list, as it is no longer required.

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