Catalogue description Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Meat and Meat Products (XMC Series) Files

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Reference: MAF 703
Title: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Meat and Meat Products (XMC Series) Files

Records selected in this series reflect policy and legislation in respect of

  • the implementation of EC Directives 97/78 & 91/496 - veterinary checks on products of animal origin from EC and Third Countries and live animals;
  • Proposed amalgamation of the animal & animal products; and
  • and Third country regulations.

Date: 1991-1998
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: XMC series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Meat Hygiene Division, 1982-2000

Physical description: 19 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 2015 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Accumulation dates: 1991 to 2000
Accruals: Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

This series was opened in 1991 by the Meat Hygiene Division to capture papers on policy on imports of meat and other animal products for human consumption, animal by-products not for human consumption, animal products for research purposes and composite products, and also to review legislation. Due to various restructuring over the years the team remained much the same but were either merged or renamed with Animal Health (BSE and International Trade); International Animal Health. The work then came under the remit of Global Animal Health (GAH).

While GAH still do a small amount of licensing most of the operational work was transferred to Animal Health - the legacy information relating to operational work before transfer to the Animal Health remains with GAH. GAH continue to work closely with Animal Health who now do most of the delivery/operational work.

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