From today, 14th December 2019, the revised Official Controls Regulation (2017/625) will be applicable in all EU Member States.
EASVO welcomes the new Official Controls Regulation, its risk-based approach and the openness and stakeholders’ involvement in the consultation process.
The FVE have also issued a press release calling on:
- Member States to ensure enough human and financial resources for the performance of official controls. National governments must put in place all the necessary resources to allow Competent Authorities and official veterinarians to fulfil their responsibilities (audit, inspection, enforcement).
- The EU Commission to assist Member States in setting up adequate and satisfactory official controls and to monitor this closely with Directorate F. We also call to keep courses through the Better Training for Safer Food (BTSF) Program.