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National Control Plan

The UK's first National Control Plan (NCP) was published on 14 December 2006.

The National Control Plan covers the official control systems in place in the UK in respect of 'feed law' (as defined for the purposes of EU Regulation 882/2004). In accordance with this regulation, each Member State is required to prepare a multi-annual (between three and five years) National Control Plan describing the national official feed and food, and animal health and welfare control arrangements and setting out the objectives and priorities for control activities during the period of the plan.

The plan has been prepared jointly by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD), the Welsh Assembly Government Environment, Planning and Countryside Department (EPC) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland (DARDNI).

Copies of the plan may be downloaded from the Food Standards Agency website

Last Updated: 21 January 2011

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