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Government Chemist responds to FSA consultation

The Government Chemist responded to FSA's consultation seeking stakeholders’ views on the implementation of the Official Controls Regulation

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The FSA launched a consultation to seek stakeholder views and comment in relation to:

  • The proposed implementation of the England legislation to provide for the execution of powers and enforcement of the Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625 (OCR) in relation to the FSA areas of responsibility for food and feed law and animal health and welfare.

  • Their assessment of the impacts associated with the implementation of the legislation in England in relation to FSA areas of responsibility only.

The directly applicable OCR takes effect on 14 December 2019. The OCR addresses official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products.

The Government Chemist provided a response to the FSA’s consultation, expressing their views on the FSA’s approach to sanctions and enforcement provisions.

Response to consultation on the implementation of the Official Controls Regulations

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The Government Chemist is responsible under certain Acts of Parliament for providing independent analytical measurement and expert opinion to help avoid or resolve the disputes over scientific data, which arise from time to time between local authorities and the businesses that they regulate.

For more information about the work of the Government Chemist contact:

Government Chemist

Queens Road
TW11 0LY

Published 31 October 2019