Statement by Commissioner Andriukaitis on the political agreement reached on the EU proposal for revising the provisions on official controls along the food chain

“I welcome the political agreement reached yesterday, Wednesday 15 June, at the last trilogue between the co-legislators on the Official Controls proposal. This brings us a step closer towards smarter rules for the enforcement of agri-food legislation. The EU is equipping itself with a simpler and more effective control system in the areas of food and feed safety rules, veterinary and phytosanitary requirements, organic production and protected geographical indication rules. This regulation is part of a comprehensive package which includes major reviews to improve both animal and plant health legislation,” said Commissioner Andriukaitis.The full statement is available online.