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FSA announces earned recognition for Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers feed standards
The Food Standards Agency and Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers (WLBP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). In many cases this will result in a reduction in the frequency of animal feed inspections of members’ farms by local authority trading standards officers from 1 April 2018.
The MOU recognises compliant businesses that are members of the Farm Assured Welsh Livestock (FAWL) scheme. It sets out the general principles of collaboration, cooperation, roles and responsibilities supporting the earned recognition process involving the FSA and WLBP. The FAWL scheme is operated by WLBP Ltd which is a cooperative owned by over 7,400 farmers.
Richard Bowen, Interim Director of the FSA in Wales, commented:
'This demonstrates the commitment of both parties to continue to work effectively with feed businesses throughout Wales. It will help reduce the burden of official controls on compliant businesses and target resources at the highest areas of risk to animal feed and consequently food safety.
'The FSA in Wales will continue to verify compliance of the FAWL scheme with the Agency criteria for earned recognition. This will include a check carried out by enforcement authorities on a percentage of FAWL scheme members. Positive verification will enable us to have continued confidence in the FAWL scheme and the ability to justify approved scheme status.'
Feed and food businesses in Wales are responsible for ensuring that the production and use of feed and food satisfies the requirements of the law. The revised Feed Law Code of Practice (Wales), which was published in 2014, includes measures that recognise feed businesses that can demonstrate a good history of compliance or are compliant members of an FSA approved assurance scheme. These businesses may qualify for a reduced frequency of official control.
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