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Review of animal protection certification for professionals in abattoirs

Farm animals

Species: Bovines, Pigs, Lagomorphs, Ratites, Ovines, Caprines, Poultry, Deer, Bison

Full title: Revision of the multiple-choice test questions for the award of a competency certificate in animal protection in the abattoir (CCPA)
Requested by:
 French Directorate General for Food (DGAL), French Directorate General for Teaching and Research (DGER)
Dates of request: 22/02/2019 - 22/04/2019 - 07/06/2019
Delivery dates: 25/03/2019 - 18/09/2019
Deliverables: Revised question tables - no online official document available


Article R214-68 of the French Rural and Maritime Fishing Code (CRPM) states that it is forbidden for any responsible person in an abattoir to carry out, or direct to be carried out, the slaughter or killing of an animal if the proper arrangements have not been put in place to assign the unloading, movement, accommodation, immobilisation, stunning, slaughter or killing of animals to employees having received training on animal protection, or supervised by a person having such a competency.

The certificate of competency in ‘animal protection at slaughter’ is conferred on persons who have followed training on the protection of animals at slaughter and who have successfully completed a test.

In this context, the FRCAW was asked to revise the multiple-choice questions for the final assessment of trainees.

Main conclusions of the FRCAW

The main changes made by the FRCAW to these multiple-choice questions are confidential.