Regulation (CE) N° 882/2004 on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 29 April 2004.
Directive N° 89/662/EEC of 11 December
1989 concerning veterinary checks in
intra-Community trade with a view to the
completion of the internal market and
Directive N° 97/78/EC
December 1997 laying down the principles
governing the organisation of veterinary
checks on products entering the EU from third
countries remain in place
since they are very specifically designed for
the organisation of the official controls on
feed and food of animal origin.