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Consultation on New Eggs and Chicks Regulations

by 5m Editor
16 March 2009, at 1:43pm

ENGLAND, UK - The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a consultation on the Eggs and Chicks Regulations 2009.

The Eggs and Chicks Regulation 2009 revoke and replace the Eggs and Chicks (England) Regulations 2008 to include controls on eggs intended for human consumption required by the Salmonella National Control Programme (NCP) for laying flocks.

The new regulations are intended to provide fair and transparent enforcement powers for the obligations which the laying flocks NCP places on producers The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on how the most cost effective enforcement arrangements can be out in place.

Comments on these proposals are invited by 24 April 2009.

Further Reading

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