A One Day Workshop
Animal Health and Welfare
Rates of Carcass Decay and the use of Expert Witnesses in Welfare cases - Course
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Thursday 8th March 2018
This one day workshop has been arranged by Food and Farming Compliance Ltd., to provide an update on the enforcement of offences under the Animal By-Products Regulations in relation to the disposal of animal carcases and the use of expert witnesses in welfare cases. It will also be of importance for the staff of Animal Charities and Quality Assurance Schemes
This workshop will explore the rate at which farm animal carcases decay, which will be invaluable for Animal Health Inspectors and Veterinary Officers involved in the investigation of possible offences in relation to the disposal of animal carcases.
Course members are encouraged to bring with them past cases relating to the disposal of animal carcases for discussion and as a learning aid. It will also outline the use of experts in animal welfare cases and the rules to be followed by the expert and the investigator
This workshop is designed for any authorised person who is responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of Animal By-Products Regulations and Animal welfare legislation. The course is also designed for those who give expert evidence in animal health and welfare cases and those who investigate such cases and need to call on experts for evidence.
It will be of benefit to experienced officers and for the less experienced as training and guidance. The course is also relevant to the staff of Central Government Departments and Agencies responsible for any aspect of Animal By-Products / Animal Welfare Enforcement or Policy. It will also be relevant to Solicitors and Legal Department staff involved with the conduct, care and control of Animal By-Product and Animal welfare cases.
Animal Health and Welfare
Stock Assessment: Sheep and Lambing
Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Wednesday 7th March 2018
This practical course on a farm, arranged by Food and Farming Compliance, will provide an in a supervised and safe environment, the opportunity for delegates to learn sheep handling skills and be given a basic understanding of the sheep industry. There will be demonstrations and opportunities to practice the handling of sheep. It will provide details of how to recognise unfit sheep and those that are not fit to be marketed and transported
It is intended for those officers appointed to Local Authority departments who are responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of Animal Health and Welfare legislation, in relation to sheep. The course is also relevant to Animal Health and Welfare staff of Central Government Departments and Agencies and to the FSA Official Control Personnel. It will also be of importance for the staff of Animal Charities and Quality Assurance Schemes
HEALTH and SAFETY - Pregnant women are not permitted to attend this course. Pregnant women who come into close contact with sheep during lambing may risk their own health and that of their unborn child from infections that can occur in some ewes.
• To learn how to distinguish between fit and unfit sheep
• To enhance proficiency in sheep handling
• To improve confidence via an understanding of sheep production methods
• To understand how to condition score and its relevance
• To appreciate when to summon a vet
• To understand and interpret the Welfare Code: Sheep
• To understand the care required for ewes and their new born lambs
Food Standards: Risk Scoring
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Thursday 22 March 2018
(5.5 hours core CPD)
This one day course has been arranged by Food and Farming Compliance Ltd.to provide invaluable guidance on Food Standards Risk Scoring. It will assist food standards enforcement officers to determine the food standards intervention frequencies of food businesses within their areas using the risk assessment criteria in the Intervention Rating Scheme, and help develop their planned food standards intervention programs.
It will outline the changes to the Food Law Code of Practice published in March 2017 in relation to the facilitating of consistent interpretation and approach by local authority officers delivering official controls, specifically in relation to risk scoring; by updating advice and clarifying the risk descriptors used in the food establishment intervention rating schemes
The course has been designed for officers who are new to the concept of Food Risk Scoring but are familiar with the general aspects of the Food Safety Act and those who require structured training to help promote their competency in this area.