Contact Point Regulation (EC) 1099/2009
Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare is the Swedish official Contact Point in Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing.
Background and Tasks
The Swedish Government has designated SCAW to act as the Swedish contact point and be the competent authority, addressed by the Article 20.2 of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 for the protection of animals at the time of slaughter. During the autumn 2013 SCAW has carried out a project aiming to describe the structure, function and tasks of the Swedish contact point.
Hence, SCAW should be available to assist the competent authorities, upon their request, by providing: (a) scientific and technical expertise relating to the approval of slaughterhouses as referred to in Article 14(2) and the development of new stunning methods; (b) scientific opinions on the instructions provided by manufacturers on the use and maintenance of restraining and stunning equipment; (c) scientific opinions on guides to good practice developed within its territory for the purposes of this Regulation; (d) recommendations for the purposes of this Regulation, in particular in relation to inspections and audits; (e) opinions on the capacity and suitability of separate bodies and entities to fulfil the requirements laid down in Article 21(2).
SCAW has been identified as the single contact point although it may provide this support via a network, and this has been made publicly available via the Internet. Within its function as the contact point, SCAW is responsible for sharing technical and scientific information and best practices regarding the implementation of this Regulation with its counterparts and the Commission.”
In relation to animal welfare at killing, including slaughter, SCAW will assist several competent authorities, mainly the National Board of Agriculture (Central Competent Authority for animal welfare, see http://www.jordbruksverket.se/swedishboardofagriculture.4.6621c2fb1231eb917e680002462.html), the National Food Agency (responsible for the official veterinary control at slaughterhouses, see http://www.slv.se/en-gb/) and the regional County Administrative Boards (regional competent authorities carrying out animal welfare control on farms and at slaughterhouses).
Workshop at HSA International Symposium, Croatia
Workshop in Zagreb, Croatia
15 July 2015, Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare (SCAW) organized a workshop at HSA International Symposium in Zagreb, Croatia.
Participants of the workshop were the National Contact Points* in Regulation No 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing. This was the first time the representatives met to exchange experiences and discuss issues on animal welfare at slaughter.
Here you can find material from the workshop:
- Scientific Opinion on monitoring procedures at slaughterhouses for bovines http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/3460.htm
- Scientific Opinion on monitoring procedures at slaughterhouses for poultry http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/3521.htm
- Scientific Opinion on monitoring procedures at slaughterhouses for sheep and goats http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/3522.htm
- Scientific Opinion on monitoring procedures at slaughterhouses for pigs http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/3523.htm
- Scientific Opinion on the use of carbon dioxide for stunning rabbits http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/3250.htm
- Scientific Opinion on the electrical parameters for the stunning of lambs and kid goats http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/3249.htm
- Guidance on the assessment criteria for studies evaluating the effectiveness of stunning interventions regarding animal protection at the time of killing http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/3486.pdf
- Scientific Opinion on the electrical requirements for waterbath stunning equipment applicable for poultry http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/2757.htm
- Welfare aspects of the main systems of stunning and killing applied to commercially farmed deer, goats, rabbits, ostriches, ducks, geese http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/326.htm
- Welfare aspects of the main systems of stunning and killing the main commercial species of animals http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub