23 April 2013
OVERVIEW REPORT OF A SERIES OF AUDITS CARRIED OUT IN 2011 AND 2012 IN ORDER TO EVALUATE THE OFFICIAL CONTROLS RELATED TO SLAUGHTER AND PROCESSING OF FRESH MEAT, IN PARTICULAR FRESH EQUINE MEAT
This is an overview report on a series of audits carried out in the Member States (MS) in 2011 and 2012 by the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO). The series consisted of five audits carried out in the most significant Member St ates (MS) for the production and consumption of horse meat (Belgium, France, Italy, Poland and Spain). The objective of the audits was to evaluate the official control systems in place. It includes a section on animal welfare.
Author/Organization: European Commission (DG SANCO)
Topics: equides, horses, inspection and control , meat production