EU/Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health: arrivals, round table and statements on the foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom

Type: Report   Reference: I-054795   Duration: 10:10:35  Lieu:
End production: 08/08/2007   First transmission: 08/08/2007
The veterinary experts of the European Union in the European Commission's Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health met in Brussels to examine a British ban on exports of cattle and animal products following an outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease on two farms near Guilford in Surrey, England. The European experts reviewed the situation and were expected to establish adequate measures to replace the emergency measures which have been adopted concerning restrictions on the movement of animals and the dispatch of products from the United Kingdom. British health and safety experts were trying to determine whether an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in southern England came from a high-security government laboratory or from a private pharmaceutical company on the same site, and whether its spread was accidental or deliberate. The British health and safety agency said in a report that there was a "strong probability" that the outbreak originated at a nearby laboratory site and was spread by human movement.

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10:07:05 Title 00:00:04
10:07:10 Exterior view of the Charlemagne building (3 shots) 00:00:31
10:07:41 European veterinary experts outside the meeting room 00:00:10
10:07:51 Arrival of the Spanish veterinary expert 00:00:09
10:08:00 Ola Magnus Lømo, Norwegian Senior Veterinary Advisor, (in ENGLISH) saying that they will listen carefully to what the British authorities and the Commission have to say about the matter 00:00:08
10:08:08 Arrival of an EU veterinary expert 00:00:10
10:08:18 Ola Magnus Lømo (in ENGLISH) saying that the European Commission and the British government have the situation so far under control but they are always under alert 00:00:09
10:08:27 Eva Lech, Polish Chief Veterinary Officer, (in ENGLISH) saying that they are here to discuss the problem of FMD; there is an outbreak in the United Kingdom and it is a dangerous desease for cattle 00:00:13
10:08:40 Arrival of the British delegation 00:00:07
10:08:47 British veterinary experts arriving in the meeting room (3 shots) 00:00:28
10:09:15 General view of the meeting 00:00:08
10:09:23 Italian veterinary experts 00:00:08
10:09:31 French veterinary expert 00:00:07
10:09:38 General view of the meeting (3 shots) 00:00:23
10:10:01 Irish veterinary experts 00:00:06
10:10:07 British veterinary experts 00:00:07
10:10:14 Polish veterinary expert 00:00:06
10:10:20 Norwegian veterinary experts 00:00:04
10:10:24 Spanish veterinary expert 00:00:05
10:10:29 European Commission's chairman 00:00:06
10:10:35 General view of the meeting (2 shots) 00:00:17
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