African swine fever (ASF) in Italy, mandatory additional Cleansing & Disinfection transport vehicles in The Netherlands
Due to the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Italy transport vehicles for ungulates that return or enter from Italy to The Netherlands require additional cleansing and disinfection (C&D) immediately after entering The Netherlands at an approved centre for cleansing and disinfection, a slaughterhouse or assembly center.
This C&D requirement also applies to vehicles entering from EU member countries Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia 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 1stC&D on the spot, then after a mandatory 2nd C&D at an approved centre for cleansing and disinfection for animal transport vehicles, a slaughterhouse or assembly center.
After the mandatory 2nd C&D, the supervisor at the approved centre completes the evidence of cleansing and disinfection, the slaughterhouse or assembly center.
The transporter has to send the completed and signed evidence of additional C&D to the reporting point of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).
Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit NVWA
8000 VB Zwolle
Telephone number: +31 (88) 223 33 33
E-mail address: R&O@nvwa.nl
Ungulates: pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and deer.