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EFSA proposes indicators for monitoring welfare at slaughter

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THE European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has put forward proposals for the use of animal-based indicators and sampling protocols to monitor animal welfare at slaughterhouses, and is seeking views on whether these are appropriate.

Under new EU legislation on welfare at slaughter, which came into force in January this year, business operators must carry out regular checks to ensure that animals do not present any signs of consciousness after stunning and before death.

In a draft scientific opinion, EFSA's Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) panel …

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