FSA and industry voluntary CCTV Protocol

Last updated:
20 November 2017
The FSA and industry have agreed a voluntary protocol to allow Official Veterinarians access to CCTV at slaughterhouses to provide verification of animal welfare standards.

A joint FSA/industry initiative to allow on site FSA officials access to CCTV footage for animal welfare purposes has been launched. The voluntary protocol attached sets out the agreed structure and best practice under which on site Official Veterinarians should view CCTV footage.

The FSA supports the use of CCTV by business operators as part of their systems for monitoring and protecting animal welfare. The industry bodies signed up to this protocol are: British Meat Processors Association, Association of Independent Meat Suppliers, British Poultry Council, National Federation of Meat and Food Traders and Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers.