Our first tranche of research into the modernisation of meat controls is composed of the following five projects:
Review of historical ante mortem and post mortem inspection data
The objective of this research was to determine the critical and optimum data for cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats and game species that should be collected to monitor current and most relevant public health, animal health and welfare conditions.
Comparison of post mortem inspection findings of outdoor and indoor fattening pigs: a qualitative risk assessment approach
The objective of this research was to examine the risks to public health, animal health and animal welfare posed by visual inspection of outdoor fattening pigs in relation to visual inspection of indoor fattening pigs.
Outcomes and value of current ante mortem and post mortem meat inspection tasks, and qualitative assessment of the benefit to public and animal health of post mortem inspection of green offal in red species
The objectives of this research were:
- to establish the effectiveness of inspection tasks as described in Regulation (EC) 854/2004 in dealing with a range of significant hazards
- to assess the risk of removing or amending the requirement for green offal inspection for red meat animal species
Assessment of the risk of official veterinarians (OVs) not being present when plant inspection assistants (PIAs) carry out post mortem poultry inspection
The objective of this research was to assess the risk to public health, animal health and animal welfare of amending the requirement that OVs must be present when PIAs carry out post mortem poultry inspection.
Assessment of the risk of an official auxiliary (rather than an official veterinarian) performing ante mortem inspections for poultry and young/prime red meat species
The objective of this research was to assess the risk to public health, animal health and animal welfare of Official Auxiliaries undertaking ante mortem inspection duties for poultry and young/prime red meat species.
More information about the research and its findings can be found via the links below.