13 February 2013
EFSA meets stakeholders to discuss monitoring of animal welfare at slaughterhouses
Nearly 100 participants from EU institutions, Member States, industry and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) met with scientific experts to discuss the identification of indicators and procedures to monitor animal welfare at slaughterhouses. At the meeting on 30 January, EFSA presented its work in this field and facilitated the exchange of information and experience among scientists and stakeholders. EFSA’s Panel on Animal Health and Welfare Panel (AHAW) will consider information gathered at the meeting in preparing four scientific opinions to be published by end of 2013.
Author/Organization: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Topics: slaughterhouse/abattoir, stunning, welfare assessment, welfare at slaughter