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).