What we do

We work to safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy.

APHA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

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Our policies

  1. Protecting animal welfare

    How the government is working to protect animal welfare through legislation, guidance and enforcement.

  2. Protecting animal health and preventing disease, including in trade

    What the government is doing to protect animals and prevent animal disease outbreaks so that disease doesn't enter the food chain

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Our announcements

Our publications

  1. Scientific papers published by AHVLA / APHA

    • 21 November 2014
    • Research and analysis
  2. APHA chemical food safety reports (livestock)

    • 17 November 2014
    • Research and analysis

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Our statistics

Our management

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Contact details for APHA Offices

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information (FOI), Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) and Subject Access requests

ATI Enquiries Manager
Animal and Plant Health Agency
Woodham Lane

New Haw
Surrey, KT15 3NB

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