CCTV is a useful additional tool to further assist an FBO and their staff (AWO) and Competent Authority staff (OV and OA) in carrying out their responsibilities to protect animal welfare and ensure adequate food safety standards. It can provide a number of different benefits to employers, employees, and the public as well as animal welfare.
However, it can never be a replacement for on-going, physical, on-site inspection by Official Veterinarians.
UEVH/FVE recommend that, if a country introduces mandatory CCTV
recording in slaughterhouses, the development of “Codes of Best Practice” documents would support effective and consistent deployment of this developing technology.