AFNOR, the French Association for standardization announced the official creation of CEN / TC 469 “Animal Health”:
“With a large consensus, containing the 23 approvals received from CEN member countries, as well as the comments made on AFNOR proposal.
5 countries will actively participate in the work initially: Germany, Finland, France, Netherlands, Sweden” AFNOR said.
Diagnosticsforanimals had been consulted to contribute to this ambitious project. Members of Diagnosticsforanimals had supported this initiative.
We are now entering a new phase and the members of Diagnosticsforanimals will contribute for the work undertaken at European level in this new Committee.
For Jean-Louis Hunault, General Secretary of Diagnosticsforanimals, “our members share the aims of this new European technical committee dedicated to animal health:
- promoting good animal health diagnostic practices at European level,
- harmonizing practices,
- ensuring common international requirements or guidelines to increase European competitiveness in international trade,
- supporting stakeholders, e.g. livestock and diagnostics industry,
- enhancing the expertise in this field in the countries of CEN members, and, eventually, enhancing protection of consume.
We are very motivated to work with this new Technical Committee”.