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Parliamentary questions
16 May 2018
P-001462/2018
Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis on behalf of the Commission

Thus far, the Commission has not been informed by the Food Standards Agency of the investigation referred to by the Honourable Member. Under EC law the responsibility to verify the correct implementation of hygiene rules by business operators is with the competent authorities of the Member States. The Commission services audit at regular intervals the effectiveness of Member States' control systems.

As is the case for all other Member States, the United Kingdom is required by EC law to inform the Commission, through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed(1), if consignments of meat products not respecting the EU sanitary rules and posing a risk to human health have been traded to other Member States. This has to be accompanied by all relevant information needed to allow other Member States to identify such consignments and take appropriate actions.

(1)https://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/rasff_en

Last updated: 17 May 2018Legal notice