The House of Commons Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EfraCom) examines work in the food supply chain Recognizes veterinary professionals with essential roles within the food chain.
It also identifies increased requirements for certification that will affect them with the application of Brexit.
that EfraCom Report It was highlighted that “Veterinary field exemplifies the example Foreign trained employees play an important role in the food supply chainIn this case, working in slaughterhouses that are not attractive to UK trained veterinarians. In addition, these official veterinarians faced increased workload due to increased control over exports as a result of Brexit.
The report concludes that these factors, With the time it takes to train new veterinarians, they can cause a shortage of veterinary manpower, Which means that products of animal origin cannot be authorized for export.
For his part, the president of British veterinarians, James Russell, notes that he has been raising concerns about the impact of Brexit on veterinary capacity since the referendum. “We are very concerned about the impact on our members who are already working hard during a difficult period,” Russell says.
“We appreciate the committee’s understanding of veterinarians with an important role in the food supply chain and facilitate international trade in a way that protects the health and well-being of animals and public health.”
He also said that “it has been known for a long time that The UK veterinarian profession relies heavily on EU trained veterinariansEspecially in public health work, and it is important that immigration policies reflect that fact ”.