Veterinary Public Health & Trade Programme - Manual for Official Controls

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Veterinary Public Health & Trade Programme (VPHTP) Manual for Official Controls (MOC) provides details of the tasks, responsibilities and duties VPHTP officers undertake in approved establishments supervised by the VPHTP.

What the manual includes

The VPHTP Manual for Official Controls includes information about:

  • inspection
  • verification and audit
  • decision making and action to be taken following official controls
  • sampling procedures
  • monitoring and surveillance programmes

The manual is split into a series of chapters and sub-chapters to limit the size of each file and make them quicker to download.

Details of national statutory instruments may be found on the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website and details of European legislation can be found on the Eur-Lex website

The version of the Manual for Official Controls published here is not to be considered the official version for VPHTP enforcement purposes and may contain revoked instructions. Stakeholders may wish to contact the editor.

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