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Food industry: Beef labelling

Administration of the beef labelling system for England transferred from Defra to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) in April 2008.

The RPA took over responsibility for the day-to-day running of the voluntary Beef Labelling Scheme and compulsory system for England, and became the overall UK lead on policy management of the system in place of Defra. This means that new scheme applications and requests for additional claims, and related enquiries, along with general advice on the system, are handled by the RPA.

If you require advice on beef or veal labelling please contact the RPA. The contact details are as follows:

Meat Technical Schemes (MTS)
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA)
Eden Bridge House
Lowther Street
Carlisle CA3 8DX

Telephone: 01228 640369
Fax: 01228 640524

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Page last modified: 3 August 2009