New content plans published online

New plans for simplified guidance on are now available for comment. These includes:

Animal Health and Welfare – On-Farm Animal Welfare

Animal Health and Welfare – Pet Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare during Transport

Bovine and non-bovine TB

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Groundwater Protection

Forests and Woodlands

Plant Health – Exports

Plant Health – Pest and Diseases

Plant Health – Plant Health Propagation Scheme (PHPS)

Plant Health – Plant Passporting

Plant Health – Plant Varieties and Seeds

Plant Health – Seed Potato Classification Scheme (SPCS)

Vegetarian and Vegan food labelling

The plans outlines proposed content for the new guidance.  There are also lists of existing guidance with recommendations for what should happen to this guidance when Defra’s agencies’ web content is moved to GOV.UK.

These plans will be available for comment until the 8th May 2015.

Other plans still open for comment are:

Agricultural Labour and Wages

Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil (SSAFO)

Plant Health – Scientific Licensing

Plant Health – Licensing of non-native biological control agents

Veterinary Medicines

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and Bird Registration

Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

We are particularly keen to hear your views on:

- whether we have covered all the information that is needed from government – working with others to provide good practice advice – our plans on what is happening to existing guidance

Further plans will be uploaded in the forthcoming weeks.