FDF Response

July 2013

DEFRA/FSA Review of the Balance of Competence: Animal Health, Welfare and Food Safety

FDF members operate across Europe and therefore support a harmonised European approach to food and feed safety legislation, based on the scientific advice provided by EFSA, which provides a level playing field across the Member States and prevents barriers to trade. National legislation can be both disruptive and potentially damaging to trade. Devolution also has the potential to create additional burdens for companies operating across the UK.

More Information

FDF Response to the DEFRA/FSA Review of the Balance of Competence: Animal Health, Welfare and Food Safety (pdf)


Last reviewed: 07 Oct 2016