The purpose of this consultation session is to seek stakeholders' views on the European Commission's proposed Regulation on official controls, which would replace the existing Regulation and adopt measures aimed at strengthening the enforcement of health and safety standards for the whole agri-food chain. All businesses and relevant stakeholders operating within the plant, animal and food sectors (the agri-food chain) and enforcement bodies carrying out official controls (competent authorities) are invited. Food safety is essential to ensure consumers' confidence and the sustainability of food production.
Comments on the likely impacts of the changes being proposed on consumers and industry, in particular food and feed businesses would be welcome during this session.
The session will be held:
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Location: Naxxar Local Council Hall, Naxxar