Consultation outcome

Non-formal consultation on proposed changes to BSE testing of cattle slaughtered for human consumption

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Original consultation


Defra, the Food Standards Agency and the Welsh Assembly Government are consulting non-formally on (i) increasing the age threshold above which healthy cattle slaughtered for human consumption require testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), from 1 July 2011; and (ii) testing a sample of such cattle from 1 January 2013.

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