FSA Consultation, 19 September 2006
Amendments to the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/14) are needed to apply new Commission implementing and transitional legislation (still currently in draft). Input to our assessment of the impact of the Commission legislation is also sought. Responses are requested by: 11 December 2006
The Commission adopted at the meeting of the EU Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health (SCOFCAH) on 17-18 July, five Commission regulations that amend certain aspects of the EU food hygiene regulations and their implementing and transitional measures. A report of the meeting can be accessed from the link below.
The new Commission regulations are now subject to consultation with the European Parliament. This process is likely to be completed and the measures published in the Official Journal in November 2006. They will enter into force on the seventh day following publication and apply from that same date. A brief description of the measures is included below.
The Commission regulations will apply directly and, as such, need no further transcription into national legislation. It will, however, be necessary to provide for them being enforced as part of the other EU food hygiene regulations. This will be achieved by amending within the national legislation the definitions of various community regulations to include appropriate references to these latest measures. A draft of amending regulations is attached below.
In order to provide for a full period of public consultation, we are consulting now on the basis of the latest drafts of the Commission regulations. The final titles and references will be adjusted once the texts have been published in the Official Journal.
Description of the Commission legislation
Draft Commission Regulation [SANCO/2372/2006 rev.1] amending Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin:
Draft Commission Regulation [SANCO/2375/2006 rev.1]amending Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption:
Draft Commission Regulation [SANCO/2376/2006 rev.1] amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005 of 5 December 2005 as regards implementing measures for certain products of animal origin intended for human consumption:
Draft Commission Regulation [SANCO/2378/2006 rev.1] amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 2075/2005 of 5 December 2005 laying down specific rules on official controls for Trichinella in meat:
Draft Commission Regulation [SANCO/2379/2006 rev.1] amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 2076/2005 of 5 December 2005 laying down transitional arrangements for the implementation of Regulations (EC) No 853/2004, (EC) No 854/2004 and No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council:
The following are supporting documents: