African swine fever (ASF) in Greece, mandatory additional Cleansing & Disinfection transport vehicles in The Netherlands

Due to the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Greece transport vehicles for ungulates[1] that return or enter from Greece to The Netherlands require additional cleansing and disinfection (C&D) immediately after entering The Netherlands. This requirement also applies to vehicles entering from EU member countries Romania, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria and other countries outside the European Union, so called third countries.

Loaded transport vehicles are first unloaded after which has to be carried out a 1st C&D on the spot, then after a mandatory 2nd C&D at a approved centre for cleansing and disinfection for animal transport vehicles. After the mandatory 2nd C&D, the supervisor at the approved centre completes the evidence of cleansing and disinfection. The transporter has to send this completed and signed evidence to the reporting point of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit NVWA
Interventiebureau Dier
Antwoordnummer 2052
8000 VB Zwolle

Telephone number: +31 (88) 223 45 30
Fax number: +31 (88) 223 10 06

[1]Ungulates: pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and deer.