Brussels, 12 June 2001
FMD : Nearly
all restrictions now lifted
The Standing Veterinary Committee
(SVC) today voted in favour of a European Commission
proposal with regard to foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in
The restrictive measures in the
Netherlands have been further relaxed. The transport to
other Member States of live cattle and pigs for breeding,
rearing and slaughter from farms in the Netherlands
situated outside the surveillance zone around Oene in the
provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland will be authorised.
Such transports remain subject to notification to the
competent authorities of the Member State of destination
and transit. The protection and surveillance zone around
Kootwijkerbroek has been lifted by the Netherlands in
accordance with Community legislation.
The remaining restrictions in the
Netherlands are: Prohibition of export of all animals of
species susceptible to FMD and products derived from such
animals from the surveillance zone around Oene, and of
sheep and goats from the whole country. These measures
still apply until 25 June 2001.
After this date, no more Community
protection measures relating to foot-and-mouth disease will
apply in any Member State except Great Britain.
Released on 13/06/2001
FOOD SAFETY |
DIRECTORATE GENERAL "HEALTH
& CONSUMER PROTECTION"