UK: new animal pathogen laws
Following new legislation that was put before
Parliament, the role of inspecting and regulating labs handling live animal
viruses is to move away from Defra, reports Farmers
The role of inspecting and regulating such premises will now fall on the
Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and Defra will maintain its role as a
The new legislation will come into effect on April 28 and will begin a
phased introduction of the new framework.
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