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FVE expresses concern at proposal to delegate preslaughter inspections

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A EUROPEAN proposal to delegate preslaughter inspection of animals to ‘official auxiliaries’ could seriously jeopardise the protection of consumers and the health and welfare of food animals across Europe, according to the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE).

Plans to allow delegation have been put forward as part of proposed changes to European official controls legislation, which governs the controls that aim to prevent, eliminate or reduce health risks to people, animals and plants arising from the agrifood chain. They form part of a package of legislation on plant …

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