New EU Official Controls

17 December 2019

Article: 53/5008

New EU Official Control regulations came into force across the UK on 14 December 2019. 

The Official Controls  are part of the EU Commission’s Smarter Rules for Safer Food initiative, which aims to modernise, simplify and strengthen official controls across the food chain, including plant and animal production, food manufacturing and supply, and processing and distribution.

The regulations aim to strengthen public health protection and the integrity of the food and feed chain in the UK.

Source: Food Standards Scotland (FSS), 14 December 2019