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Consultation on proposals to stop testing healthy slaughter cattle for BSE

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A CONSULTATION exercise on a proposal to stop testing healthy slaughtered cattle in England and Wales for BSE from January 1, 2013, is being held by Defra, the Welsh Government and the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Giving some background to the proposal, Defra and the Welsh Government note that, following the publication of a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in October, which stated that, in most EU member states, surveillance systems based …

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