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EAEU forms animal products traceability system "from farm to fork"

EAEU forms animal products traceability system "from farm to fork"

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3/12/2021

The issues of identification and traceability of animals and products of animal origin in the Eurasian Economic Union were discussed at a seminar held at the Eurasian Economic Commission’s headquarters.

The event took place within the pilot program for implementing the Memorandum of Understanding between the EEC and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The discussion was attended by representatives of the EAEU States' veterinary services, Heads of the OIE regional representative offices in Moscow, Nur-Sultan and Brussels, and employees of the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE).

Viktor Nazarenko, Member of the Board – EEC Minister in charge of Technical Regulation, highlighted in his speech the importance of identification and traceability of animals and products of animal origin for protecting human life and health.

"If a country has a refined system of identification and traceability "from farm to fork”, it can withdraw animals and products of animal origin dangerous in veterinary and sanitary terms from circulation in a timely manner," Viktor Nazarenko stressed. "Moreover, the identification and traceability system makes it possible to promptly investigate and determine the causes of safety discrepancies being identified as well as to improve prevention and control of animal diseases, including those common to humans and animals."

The seminar attendees got acquainted with the OIE standards and regulatory legal acts of the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union in the sphere of identification and traceability of animals and products of animal origin, experience in implementing the OIE standards and the TRACES European traceability system.

Budimir Plavsic, Head of the OIE regional representative office in Moscow, expressed his confidence in further fruitful cooperation between the OIE and the EEC regarding harmonization of the Union's regulatory legal acts in the sphere of veterinary medicine with international standards.

For reference

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) is an intergovernmental organization responsible for animal health worldwide. The World Trade Organization (WTO) recognized the OIE as a reference organization for international animal health standards.

The OIE’s primary mission is to improve animal health and welfare and veterinary public health. The OIE members are 182 States, including the EAEU participating countries.​