Commission has received a large quantity of
messages from concerned citizens calling for
the vaccination of (certain groups of) animals
against foot-and mouth disease. These messages
have been brought to the attention of
Commissioner David Byrne, responsible for
Health and Consumer Protection.
The Commissioner has
at the Informal Agricultural Council meeting in
Sweden on 10 April 2001 announced that a "very
thorough examination of all the contributory
factors to the recent FMD outbreaks and the
consequences" will be carried out. This
examination will amongst others concern the
policy on vaccination .