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Food chain information and equines for slaughter for human consumption

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All abattoir operators are required to act upon food chain information.
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Food chain information (FCI) is required for horses, ponies and donkeys (these animals are collectively known as equines).

This means, from 23 February 2015, it is necessary for anyone sending an equine for slaughter for human consumption to provide a model FCI document to the food business operator at the slaughterhouse, in accordance with existing requirements under EU law.

Details are available on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website (external link).