EFSA RELEASES NEW GUIDANCE FOR ASSESSING NEW SLAUGHTERING SYSTEMS

THE EUROPEAN Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released draft guidance for meat and livestock businesses seeking European Union (EU) approval for new or modified stunning methods used at slaughter. The guidance aims to simplify how to compile applications and advises on what data is needed to demonstrate that a new stunning method provides as much care to livestock as existing systems. The guidance is detailed and, noted the EFSA draft, aims to give advice on an important subject - stunning methods – about which there can be inadequate knowledge. They are ...


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