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HSA Seminar - Wednesday 12th October 2016


Meeting the challenges...

Where are we now?

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) held a one-day seminar for the meat and livestock industry entitled “WATOK ONE YEAR ON – Meeting the challenges… Where are we now?”.

The seminar was aimed at all those associated with animal welfare at slaughter, eg. animal welfare officers, veterinary surgeons, meat inspectors, food business operators, slaughtermen, lairage workers, enforcement officers and legislators.

Speakers from the legislature, industry, enforcement, research, certification and training bodies informed the assembly of their experiences in meeting the requirements of EC Regulation 1099/2009 in each of their working environments. The presentations were followed by a discussion, chaired by Steve Wotton of Bristol University, at which delegates were encouraged to share their experiences in dealing with the legislative changes in addition to questioning the speakers.

The seminar featured the following speakers and organizations:

  • Vasco Antunes –  European Commission
  • Malcolm Mitchell –  SRUC/Roslin Institute
  • Derek Williams –  Food and Drink Qualifications (FDQ)
  • Collin Willson –  Food Standards Agency (FSA)
  • Craig Kirby – AIMS
  • Tasha Sexton –  Capestone Organic Poultry Ltd
  • Claire White –  Dunbia

Click here to download a copy of the presentations.


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