FVO assessment of the Action Plan submitted by the Competent Authorities of the United Kingdom on 23 October 2014 in response to Report ref.
DG(SANCO)/2014-7080 -MR of a/an audit carried out from 29 April 2014 to 09 May 2014 in order to evaluate the animal welfare controls in place at
slaughter and during related operations.
requirement for Standard Operating
Procedures and Animal Welfare Officers
including that for Certificates of Competence
from 22 October 2014 in Scotland and Wales.
Northern Ireland are fully enforcing these
• FSA are in the process of purchasing a
measuring device to record the electrical
parameters in water bath stunners and will
have trained employed Veterinary staff on
use of this equipment by the end of this year.
• FSA check list for approvals has been
amended to include a question on line speed.
• Revised operational instructions regarding
the implementation of 1099/2009 outside
approved slaughterhouses were published by
the APHA on 15 October 2014 in Scotland
• APHA have worked closely with FSA and
representatives of the Local Authorities to
develop better communications especially on
providing feedback to FSA OV’s on welfare
issues identified at slaughterhouses. A system
has been agreed, and changes to APHA
Date: 10 November 2014