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Pig health & welfare council

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The Pig Health and Welfare Council (PHWC) was formed in 2003 following the launch of ‘The Strategy for British Pig Health and Welfare’. The council’s purpose was to provide a single forum, bringing together a range of industry and government stakeholders engaged in pig heath or welfare related activities or policy development.  

Since its inception, the PHWC has continued to collaborate to bring benefit to the British pig industry. In 2014 the PHWC was restructured and four specific subgroups established, to focus more effectively on key strategic priorities:

  1.       Enhancing pig meat food safety
  2.       Improving preparedness for exotic and emerging diseases
  3.       Enhancing pig welfare
  4.       Reducing antimicrobial use in pig meat production

For the Pig Health and Welfare Council Round Table Recommendations click here

Health and Welfare Council ReportDownload the Pig Health and Welfare Council Report