Open Consultation

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies – Amendments to regulations in England and Wales

We want your views on proposed amendments to the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies regulations in Wales and England.
Consultation End Date 
29 December 2017
38 days left for you to respond
Consultation launched 2 November 2017
Consultation description 

We are consulting jointly with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Food Standards Agency on proposed amendments to the Welsh and English regulations on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

The amendments would:

  • bring UK law regarding controls on feeding animal protein and handling of specified risk material into line with EU regulations
  • update the use of valuers and compensation categories for cattle killed or destroyed on suspicion of BSE in Wales
  • transfer the cost of sampling fallen cattle, which require testing for BSE, to the farming industry.
This consultation is being held on DEFRA.GOV.UK
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