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This consultation received 5 responses.
This consultation sought views on how best to streamline and update the provisions of the Animal By-Products (Identification) Regulations 1995 (ABPI) with respect to England. These Regulations were originally introduced to help combat fraud in the meat industry by requiring food business establishments and Animal By-Product premises to stain animal by-products (ABPs) to help prevent their illegal diversion to the human food chain. However, since then the European Commission has introduced more stringent and comprehensive ABP controls under other legislation which means there is now duplication of provisions and conflicting terminology.
In summary, this consultation sought comments on:
- the requirement for food business establishments (i.e. slaughterhouses, cutting plants, game handling establishments and cold stores) and ABP premises (i.e. Collection Centres such as hunt kennels and knackers yards) to stain certain ABPs;
- the revocation of ABPI provisions on segregation, storage and labelling of ABPs to remove duplication with other legislation.