Broad support for lorry disinfection at border
Several agricultural organisations in the Netherlands
support the idea of a standard disinfection of animal transport lorries at the
The proposal, sent to the Dutch Product Board for Livestock and Meat (PVV),
is supported by both the Dutch trade union for pig producers and also the Dutch
union of weighing house managers.
Sanitation and disinfection
Chairman Toon Wassenberg of this this last union last week urged
for the creation of sanitation and disinfection sites at the Dutch border,
ensuring a quick cleaning process once animal transport lorries come back into
At the moment, this only is compulsory for lorries
coming from areas where an outbreak of a contagious disease has been
The NVV supports this plea, says its
chairman Wyno Zwanenburg. "I would like to create a plan for compulsory
sanitation and disinfection of animal lorries when they enter the Netherlands.
"Across the border it is easy to create these sanitation and
disinfection sites. Using an automated tracking and tracing system, this is easy
"Animal transport lorries returning from abroad create
the Achilles' heel for Dutch livestock industry. This was proven in the past for
several times. It is important for the industry to stand united to decrease this
â€¢ Dutch Product Board for Livestock and
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