ANIMAL WELFARE IN SLAUGHTERHOUSES IS EVALUATED WITH NEW, INTERNATIONAL MEASURES

EnviroVet has started animal welfare audits under the Welfare Quality® protocol at slaughterhouses. Atria’s slaughterhouse was the first to be audited. The audit was carried out in 2018 and the results were completed in February.

LaatuNet Digital QMS Video

Qualification training for veterinarians from EU or ETA Memberstates

The municipal veterinarian in Finland, whose tasks include the implementation of the Animal Diseases Act, the tasks related to the control of food safety or animal welfare, is obliged by the municipality to demonstrate proficiency in the Finnish legislation concerned.

The next course will be organized in the spring 2018. Training covers the legislation of veterinary service, environmental health care and the different roles of the authorities. The aim is that trainee is after the training able to apply the legislation on practical control work, and understands it as part of the application of national legislation with EU legislation.

Details of training will be updated to our website.

More information Outi Lepistö +358458957705 or outi.lepisto@envirovet.fi

EnviroVet granted with Social Enterprise Mark

Association for Finnish Work has granted EnviroVet with Social Enterprise Mark as a sign of services produced for benefit of society. Major role played our current work developing quality management system LaatuNet for public health services in food safety, indoor air quality and animal health and welfare in Finland

We are thankful and will proudly continue the work!

Tekes Funding for LaatuNet – Digital QMS

Innovation Funding Center Tekes has granted funding for development of LaatuNet – Digital Quality Management System for environmental public health

You can follow the process via Facebook/EnvioVet or Twitter @OutiLepisto

#LaatuNet

 

More information:

Leader of project

Outi Lepistö +35845 895 7705 or outi.lepisto@envirovet.fi

One Health Day coming soon

November the 3rd is international One Health Day. Join us in Finland to hear more about how we share important issues like antimicrobial resistance, food poisoning pathogens etc with our environment and animals living in it.

Read more about Health in Everyday Life event  http://onehealth.fi/

Qualification training for veterinarians from EU or ETA Memberstates

The municipal veterinarian in Finland, whose tasks include the implementation of the Animal Diseases Act, the tasks related to the control of food safety or animal welfare, is obliged by the municipality to demonstrate proficiency in the Finnish legislation concerned.

The first course will be organized in the autumn 2016. Training covers the legislation of veterinary service, environmental health care and the different roles of the authorities. The aim is that trainee is after the training able to apply the legislation on practical control work, and understands it as part of the application of national legislation with EU legislation.

Autumn 2016 education
• 2 lecture /days training days
• Independent case work
• Exam


The first training day: Officials in the municipality 25.8.
• The municipal organization, official duties and official responsibilities
• Organisation of Environmental Health and the different sectors
• Surveillance measures, administrative procedures and penalties
• Implementation of good governance: the hierarchy of the laws, principles of law, administrative law, public law, legal aspects

Exercise: a case which relates to the topics of the first day. The task is to prepare all the documents relating to the case, the various procedural stages in chronological order and justify the measures.

The second day: Veterinarians in the municipality 15.9.
• The municipal veterinarian duties included in national and EU legislation and its application, practice of the veterinary profession and practical perspectives

The exam includes detailed questions, as well as case-type applied exercises. The length of the exam up to 4 h. Training language is Finnish, but if necessary can get the exam questions in Swedish. The possibility of one renewal.


Accepted completion = the presence in training days, return of training task and the exam completed (60%). Accepted completion is reported to Evira, which keeps a register of persons competence for the municipal veterinary.


Date, time and place: the first training date is 25.8.2016, the second training day 15.9 and the exam 6.10 at the University of Helsinki Viikki campus. A more detailed program information, as well as course materials will be sent to participants.


Education price 380 € (VAT included)


Registration: Binding registration 10.8.2016 at the latest at info@envirovet.fi


 Maximum number of participants is 50 people. Priority is given to those who has employment, tangible and immediate need to attend the course.


Details DVM, PhD Outi Lepistö, tel. +35845 895 7705, outi.lepisto@envirovet.fi

Animal welfare audit results have been published

EnviroVet have conducted 20 animal welfare audits to slaughterhouses. The audits were based on EU Regulation 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing. The audit method was completed by material of EFSA, Humane Slaughter Association and Temple Grandin.

There were 46 non-conformities found in slaughterhouses. Most of the non-conformities were found at lairage area, handling of animals and stunning. There were also shortcomings with documentation, passages of animals and practices of people handling the animals.

Read more http://patarumpu.fi/2016/04/18/s-ryhman-omien-teurastamoauditointien-tulokset-valmistuivat/

and http://patarumpu.fi/2016/04/18/tarvitaanko-teurastamolla-videokameroita/

For more information please contact lead auditor Outi Lepistö outi.lepisto@envirovet.fi

 

Public Health Audits

EnviroVet is going to audit municipal public health units in cooperation with Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Audits will start in May and the results will be published by the end of the year 2016

One Health Day Event coming in November

EnviroVet will participate in One Health Day, which is an international campaign co-coordinated by the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team and the One Health Platform Foundation.

The goal of One Health Day is to bring attention around the world to the need for One Health interactions and for the world to ‘see them in action’.

Read more https://www.onehealthcommission.org/en/eventscalendar/one_health_day/

More information about EnviroVet’s activity will be here soon