By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Reference: FOI 2360
Date: 11 February 2019
Dear Mr. Bell, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST
Further to your request for information which was received by us on 29 November
2018, I am now in a position to respond.
I am handling your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
I can confirm that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) holds information falling within
the terms of your request.
The information that you have requested is provided for in Annex A to this letter.
Please note that all the information that has been provided in response to this
request will be published on the FSA website in due course.
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me on the details provided in
the footer of this letter. Please remember to quote the reference number above in
any future communications.
If you are not satisfied with the way the FSA has handled your request for
information, you should write within two calendar months of the date of this letter to
the FOI, Complaints and Transparency Team, and ask for an internal review. They
will arrange for the Complaints Coordinator to conduct the review. Their address is
Food Standards Agency, Floors 6 and 7 Clive House, 70 Petty France, Westminster,
London SW1H 9EX (email: email@example.com).
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may apply directly
to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a
decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the FSA.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or through the
website at: www.ico.gov.uk.
EU Exit Coordinator
Food Standards Agency
Please could you provide the following information
1) confirmation that the FSA will be the competent authority for the UK as set out in
Article 12, Regulation 854/2004
2) Your residue monitoring plan (in accordance with Council Directive 96/23/EC) for
the category of food of animal origin
3) details of the salmonella control program in animal population in accordance with
Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003
4) A lists of establishments authorised to export food of animal origin to the
European Union on this form
5) Any correspondence with the commission or DG SANTE requesting a derogation
from the normal timescales for approval of third countries or for a pre-exit start to the
1) The FSA will be the competent authority for England and Wales, DEARA for
Northern Ireland and FSS for Scotland.
2) The annual surveillance plan for residues of authorised pharmacologically active
substances and unauthorised substances is operated by the Veterinary Medicines
Directorate (VMD). As you note, this is in accordance with the requirements of
Council Directive 96/23/EC.
It is not the VMD’s policy to publish the plan, as this contains the specific substances
and analytical methods covered within each substance group. However, the VMD
maintains and online database that contains a list of all Current Authorised Products
(https://www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/ProductInformationDatabase/). Information requests
for the Veterinary Medicines Directorate may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) The FSA is not responsible for control of live animals. This information may be
available from the Animal and Plant Health Authority (APHA).
Send information requests to email@example.com.
4) All UK approved establishments are able to export to the European Union. A list of
them can be found here: https://data.food.gov.uk/catalog/datasets/1e61736a-2a1a-
5) The FSA does not hold any information that falls within the scope of this question.