Major problems remain in the Polish control system for beef and poultry meat, according to the European Commission’s health and safety agency.

A remote DG Sante audit, in October 2021 in Poland, followed-up two audits in 2019 on beef and poultry meat and made nine recommendations.

In 2019, a Polish

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Hundreds of warnings and fines are imposed every year for violations in large slaughterhouses, according to statistics published by the Dutch food agency.

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) figures on inspections show issues range from food safety to animal welfare and health.

In 2019, the NVWA
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papers_406x250The Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance recommending a common format for the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) form. Last June, FDA published the final rule regarding the VFD, which brings the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals under veterinary supervision so that they are used only when necessary
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This is Episode 4 of the Uncommon Veterinarian Podcast, originally published on Elliott Garber’s Uncommon Veterinarian website and printed here with permission. In this episode, I interview Dr. Romina Hennig, a 2009 veterinary graduate from the University of Florida. She currently works full-time in Washington, D.C., as an Enforcement, Investigations
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