Proposals to amend the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (England) Regulations 2010 and the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Wales) Regulations 2008

Closes 29 Dec 2017

Opened 2 Nov 2017

Results expected 26 Feb 2018

Feedback expected 26 Feb 2018

Overview

Seeking views on updating the rules for the prevention, control and eradication of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs).

We want to know what you think about amending the English and Welsh regulations on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs), a family of diseases that include BSE in cattle and scrapie in sheep and goats.  The changes would:

  • bring UK law regarding controls on feeding animal protein and handling of Specified Risk Material into line with EU regulations;
  • update scrapie compensation rates paid to farmers for sheep and goats;
  • transfer the cost of sampling fallen cattle, which require testing for BSE, to the farming industry; and,
  • make other minor amendments.

These changes would apply to the regulations:

  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (England) Regulations 2010
  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Wales) Regulations 2008

 

 

TSE Consultation Survey

Audiences

  • Food Business Operators
  • Food Industry
  • Vets
  • Abattoir Operator
  • Consumer Groups
  • Commercial Fisheries Organisations
  • Fisheries Producer Organisations
  • Pet Owners
  • Pet Interest Groups
  • Pet Carriers
  • Veterinarians
  • Farmers
  • Agricultural Valuers

Interests

  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Pigs
  • Sheep and goats
  • Sheep, goat and deer production/marketing
  • Pets