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FVE position on Article 15 of the proposal for a Regulation on Official Controls

Clinical inspection of animals before slaughter shall remain in the hands of veterinarians.

FVE remains concerned with regard to the provisions laid down in Article 15 of the proposal as they could seriously jeopardise consumers' protection as well as the health and welfare of food animals across Europe.
Ante-mortem inspection is a key task to identify animals which are suspected of having a reportable or exotic diseases;
Ante-mortem inspection is crucial in order to assess accurately animal welfare conditions and to identify animals requiring special care and handling.

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FVE position on Article 15 of the proposal for a Regulation on Official Controls