Broad support for lorry disinfection at Dutch border
Several agricultural organisations in the Netherlands
support the idea of a standard disinfection of animal transport lorries at the
Sanitation and disinfection sites
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 the
At the moment, this only is compulsory for lorries coming from areas where
an outbreak of a contagious disease has been reported.
The NVV supports this plea, says its chairman Wyno Zwanenburg. â€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 to
"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 risk."
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