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Regulatory - Animal Health



Defra is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs.

Defra is responsible for making policies, which are implemented by a network of delivery organisations.

Defra’s policies are implemented by the following bodies:

  • The Environment Agency
  • The Animal Health Agency

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The Environment Agency

The Environment Agency are an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Their principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development. They play a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government and the Welsh Assembly Government.

Advanced Proteins’ principal site in Staffordshire is regulated by the Environment Agency in the form of an Environmental Permit under the Environmental Permitting Regulations. This means that we are regulated by the E.A. for the following emissions:

  • Emissions to air – Air quality regulations
  • Water legislation
  • Noise
  • Odour
  • Chemicals
  • Waste and recycling

For more information visit the following website.




Animal Health

Animal Health is the Government’s Executive Agency primarily responsible for ensuring that farmed animals in Great Britain are healthy, disease-free and well looked after.

One of their key roles is to implement and police government policies aimed at preventing or managing outbreaks of serious animal diseases, and in doing so support the farming industry, protect the welfare of farmed animals and safeguard public health from animal borne disease.

They also work hard to protect public health by ensuring that the highest standards are met.

Animal health inspectors routinely monitor Advanced Proteins processing standards and we are also a centrally approved and contracted facility in the event of a zoonotic disease outbreak e.g. avian influenza, foot and mouth disease and BSE.

For more information visit the following website.