Draft EU proposals to change regulations governing food and feed controls

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today announced a consultation calling on interested parties to express their views and opinions on draft EU proposals to change the regulations governing all official controls across the food and agriculture sectors. The draft regulations aim to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards and potentially affect all food businesses and those involved in the production, manufacture, supply and regulation of food, feed, live animals, plants and plant reproductive material.

The consultation, which is in collaboration with the Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, will run for over two months and the closing date for responses is Monday 9th September 2013.  The proposed regulation can be viewed at http://www.fsai.ie/legislation/consultations/consultations_2013.html

The new proposed regulation will apply to all stages of the food chain and aims to ensure a more consistent approach to official controls, such as inspection and approvals, throughout the food and agriculture sectors.

Read the full announcement on the FSAI website.