FSA Consultation Letter, 14 September 2009
A copy of the full consultation package is available on this site. See: Consultation on Official Food and Food Regulations
Responses are requested by: 6 November 2009
Who will this consultation be of most interest to?
What is the subject of this consultation?
What is the purpose of this consultation?
To seek comments on the draft Official Feed and Food Controls (England) Regulations 2009. This Statutory Instrument (SI) will update and replace the Official Feed and Food Controls (England) Regulations 2007.
The Food Standards Agency is seeking your views on the draft Official Feed and Food Controls (England) Regulations 2009. This SI, which is enclosed at Annexe B, will update and replace the Official Feed and Food Controls (England) Regulations 2007. The reasons for introducing the new SI are to:
update the legal powers of the competent (regulatory) authorities to provide for the effective enforcement of EC Regulation 669/2009 implementing EC Regulation 882/2004 as regard the increased level of official controls on imports of certain feed and food of non-animal origin
update the definitions required for interpretation of the SI to reflect changes to Community and national legislation, and update the areas of responsibilities designated to the competent authorities
Your views are also sought on the Impact Assessment (IA) for the SI, which can be found at Annexe C via the link below.
Finally, your views are sought on the draft summary Guidance to Feed and Food Businesses Operators on the Import Provisions for 'High Risk' Feed and Food of Non-Animal Origin and on the guidance notes for feed and food enforcers. The guidance notes aim to assist feed and food businesses and enforcement authorities with the understanding of the new requirements regarding increased levels of official controls of high-risk feed and food of non-animal origin imported into England from third (non-EU) countries. These are can be found in Annexes D and E via the link below.