FSA launches a consultation on enhanced controls for raw milk production (England & Wales)

The Food Standards Agency is seeking views on the proposed enhanced controls in the production of raw milk in England and Wales.

Due to an increase in outbreaks associated with RDM and an increase in producers and sales of RDM, a paper outlining recommendations for enhanced controls around RDM production was presented to the FSA Board at their meeting in June 2018.

The Board reviewed the evidence presented and agreed to support these recommendations. Proposed changes will seek to provide greater assurance from producers that their product is as safe as possible. This assurance will be for both the regulator and consumers. The proposed changes will also provide greater consistency in comparison to controls already in place in Northern Ireland.

The closing date for submission of comments is 30 April 2019.