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Guidance notes for meat and livestock regulations
Your questions answered on how hygiene legislation affects you.
Mycotoxins are a group of naturally occurring chemicals produced by certain moulds. They can grow on a variety of different crops and foodstuffs including cereals, nuts, spices, dried fruits, apple juice and coffee, often under warm and humid conditions.
Guidance for farmers about keeping crops safe, including mycotoxins and managing farm manures
Guidance on dairy products including milk and cheese for the dairy industry.
Earned Recognition rewards responsible businesses and encourages industry to promote the important role of regulatory standards.
The wild game guide provides information on the hygiene regulations for food businesses that supply wild game for human consumption, and for people who hunt wild game and supply it either in-fur or in-feather or as small quantities of wild game meat.
If you present cattle and sheep for slaughter, you must to ensure the animals meet acceptable levels of cleanliness. If you manage a broiler farm, make sure you have good biosecurity. It's essential to protect your birds.
The EU food hygiene legislation requires slaughterhouse operators to request, receive, check and act upon food chain information (FCI) for all animals sent for slaughter for human consumption.
The FSA aims to ensure that food safety is given priority when pesticides are authorised and monitored by the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD). We also ensure that the expert committees that give advice about pesticides take full account of the public's concerns about the safety of food.
Animal feed plays an important part in the food chain and has implications for the composition and quality of the livestock products (milk, meat and eggs) that people consume.
The Food Standards Agency ensures that food safety is given high priority during the authorisation and monitoring of veterinary medicines.