Poland to employ more inspectors to prevent suspect meat exports

Poland to employ more inspectors to prevent suspect meat exports


Polish authorities will install cameras in slaughterhouses and employ more health inspectors to prevent exports of contaminated beef to other EU countries, chief veterinarian Pawel Niemczuk said on Thursday, after a TV report showed sick cows being taken for slaughter.

“Video surveillance will be available 24 hours a day, but there should be someone with medical and veterinary knowledge that would (be able to) come and assess if the animals are unloaded in line with regulations,” Niemczuk said.

Poland, which exports most of the meat it produces, will spend 120 million zlotys ($32.3 million) in the next three years to implement these changes, Polish National Veterinary Chamber spokesmen told reporters.

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Alicja Ptak