ARCHIVE: BSE: Statistics - Enforcement, National Feed Audit in Great Britain
The National Feed Audit, which is carried out by Animal Health, monitors compliance with BSE-related livestock feed controls in Great Britain. The current inspection programme was designed using the risk assessment model provided in Commission Recommendation 2005/925/EC.
This assessment established the level of visits needed to audit feed production and handling standards throughout the feed supply chain, including end users on-farm. The NFA includes taking around 6,000 feed samples per year and testing these for prohibited animal proteins by a range of methods of analysis.
This programme also covers investigation of any potential breach of the ban, and appropriate protection and enforcement action.
The results of the feed survey have been encouraging, indicating widespread compliance with the feed controls, and revealing a very low proportion of positive and inconclusive results from the number of samples tested.
The following reports are in PDF format.
Page last modified: 6 April 2011