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International Animal Welfare Standard Setting: OIE and ISO. Betsy Flores Vice President Animal Care National Milk Producers Federation April 2, 2014. Animal Welfare Standards. Government Regulation EU Industry Standards/Guidelines US Private Standards and Certifications

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International animal welfare standard setting oie and iso

International Animal Welfare Standard Setting: OIE and ISO

Betsy Flores

Vice President Animal Care

National Milk Producers Federation

April 2, 2014


Animal welfare standards

Animal Welfare Standards

  • Government Regulation

    • EU

  • Industry Standards/Guidelines

    • US

  • Private Standards and Certifications

    • Validus, American Humane


Oie animal welfare standards

OIE Animal Welfare Standards

  • General Principles

  • Transport

  • Slaughter

  • Killing of animals for disease purposes

  • Beef Cattle

  • Broiler Chickens


Oie standards in development

OIE Standards in Development

  • Standards being drafted

    • Dairy

    • Expected completion 2015

  • Standards in pipeline

    • Pork

    • Layers


International organization for standardization iso

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Technical Committee 34 (TC34)

Animal Welfare Working Group 16 (WG16)


Iso infrastructure overview

ISO Infrastructure Overview

  • The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. The work of preparing international standards is usually carried out through ISO technical committees.

  • The United States is a member of ISO through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), whose mission is to enhance the global competitiveness of US business by promoting voluntary consensus standards.

  • The American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) is a member of ANSI and acts as the administrator to the Animal Welfare WG 16.


Iso infrastructure continued

ISO Infrastructure Continued…

  • TC34 is the ISO technical committee for food

  • WG16 is the working group of TC34 dealing with animal welfare.

  • The US TAG is the United States Technical Advisory Group, administered by AOCS

    • Each Country has it’s own TAG


Tc34 wg16 formation

TC34 WG16 Formation…

  • 2011 Memorandum of Understand (MOU) struck between OIE & ISO

    • ISO not to exceed OIE

    • Work within the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code, Chapter 7

  • Safe Supply for Affordable Food Everywhere (SSAFE) approached ISO to work on animal welfare

    • Cargill, McDonald’s, Nestle Purina Petcare, Keystone Foods, Coca-Cola Company, Zoetis and Danone


Wg16 background

WG16 Background…

  • August 2012 WG16 call for participation

  • Should work move forward?

    • US votes “NO”

  • US outvoted, work progresses

  • Dr. Francois Gary with SSAFE appointed Convener

  • October 2012 meeting in Paris, France

  • February 2013 meeting in Paris, France

  • June 2013 web meeting (Webex)

  • July 2013 NWIP sent to TC34 for vote


October 2012 meeting paris

October 2012 Meeting, Paris

  • 9 countries participated and 3 liaison organizations

  • Decided draft animal welfare standards would be formed

  • Convened a drafting committee

    • IDF, HSUS, USDA, RSPCA, SSAFE

  • Completed draft caused outcry from all countries


February 2013 meeting paris

February 2013 Meeting, Paris

  • 9 countries participated and 7 liaison organizations

  • Draft document from October meeting was thrown out

  • Drafting committee to create an outline

    • Outline was sent out for comment and voted on during June Webex meeting

    • Outline was to be submitted back to TC34 as a New Work Item Proposal (NWIP)


June 2013 meeting webex

June 2013 Meeting, Webex

  • The outline from February was thrown out

    • Supported by Denmark & UK

  • ISO asked if work should continue?

    • US voted “NO”

  • US outvoted, July 2013 NWIP submitted to TC34

  • TC34 vote on NWIP was to continue work

    • US voted “yes”


Next steps

Next Steps

  • May 23rd meeting of WG16

  • Agenda

    • Impact Study results

    • Composition of the drafting group

    • Proposed calendar for 2014-2015


Domestic issues the us tag

Domestic Issues: the US TAG…

  • Poor facilitation through AOCS

  • Severe lack of transparency

  • 78 participants

  • Varying opinions lead to little and unhelpful consensus


Wrap up

Wrap Up…

  • 1 year of work

  • No tangible outcome

  • Against a European and extremist agenda

  • Successful

    • Disputes on US TAG

    • Sustained compliance with OIE


Questions

Questions?

For more information contact:

Betsy Flores

[email protected]

703-469-2372


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