Official Feed and Food Controls (OFFC) - national control plan for the UK

Regulation (EC) 882/2004 (about arrangements for the verification of compliance with animal health and welfare rules (as well as feed and food law)) requires Member States to implement by 1 January 2007 a single integrated, multi-annual national control plan (NCP). The National Control Plan is to contain general information on the structure and organisation of the feed and food, and animal health and welfare control systems in place for each member state.

Preparation of the controls

The NCP has been prepared jointly by Defra, SEERAD, the Welsh Assembly Government, DARD and the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Defra and the Devolved Administrations were responsible for the animal health and welfare elements of the NCP, the FSA were responsible for the feed and food elements. The FSA compiled all the inputs into the single published document. This first National Control Plan runs from 1 January 2007 to March 2013. 

The National Control Plan is centrally located on the FSA website.

 The NCP will be reviewed formally every six months (at the end of July and end of January each year).


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