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The role of Veterinary Services in animal health and food safety surveillance, and coordination with other services

Author(s) : V. Bellemain

Summary :

The control of animal health and food safety has undergone profound changes and is now seen in terms of a global approach, ‘from the stable to the table’. The risks themselves have also evolved, principally due to changing practices, and this, coupled with increased knowledge and changes in consumer demands, has led to a more global conception of production chains. In terms of official controls, targeted control of the final food product has gradually been replaced by control of the production processes and an integrated approach to hazards throughout the production chain. This, in turn, has resulted in a new division of responsibilities among the producers (farmers), the manufacturers and the administration; namely, Veterinary Services.

Keywords
Food safety – Integrated approach – Veterinary governance – Veterinary Services.

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