In Regulation (EC) no 882/2004, it is stipulated that each Member State has to draw up a Multi Annual National Control Plan (MANCP) and to implement it on 1 January 2007 at the latest. The MANCP describes the strategy of the Member State (for a particular period) in order to guarantee an efficient result of controls and the preservation of the respect of food legislation by operators. It includes, among other things, a description of the competent authorities, the general organisation, the management of official controls and the different control systems. Given its content, there is an overlap of information in the MANCP and the Country Profile , and therefore, the former is also used by the Commission’s services to facilitate and prepare their activities in the Member States.
The MANCP is drawn up by the FASFC as this competent authority is in charge of most of the official controls with regard to Regulation (EC) no 882/2004. The duration of the MANCP is the same as that of the business plan of the CEO of the FASFC. This way the strategic and operational objectives of the FASFC are linked to those of the MANCP.
A report on the evolution of the MANCP is given each year to the European Commission. The basis for this report is the FASFC’s annual activity report.