Support for authorities and industry
Advice for Competent Authorities concerning implementation of the European Union rules applicable to checks on imports of live animals and animal products from third countries into the EEA area (European Union and EFTA/EEA states). Inspection and assessment of border inspection facilities.
Establish veterinary border controls in non EU/ EFTA countries, including legislation, facilities and procedures.
Assessment of prerequisites and HACCP:
Internal controls in establishments processing food of animal origin is an essential part of food supervision. The assessment of own checks include traceability, microbiological criteria, pre-requisite programs (GHP, GMP) and HACCP.
Databases for animal and veterinary public health:
FCC has developed tools based on hand held devices linked to a central database via mobile networks or LAN. The system is Web-enabled, platform independent and quickly implemented and compliant with current EU/national legislation. This system can also be used to record data on farm livestock directly on a database such as records on animal diseases, treatments, restrictions on movement, slaughter and sale of animal products. This information is essental for enabling risk-based ante- and post-mortem inspection.
Lectures and seminars can be provided on any of the issues listed above. Outside experts might be recruited in some specific cases.