EU inspection team in Czech plants
A team of EU inspectors who have been checking out hygiene conditions in Czech meat and milk processing plants this week have found shortcomings at one slaughterhouse but according to the State Veterinary Office production at the plant needn't be suspended. An earlier inspection at the beginning of this year revealed that some plants were still short of fulfilling all EU hygiene criteria and they were given a few more months to comply. The plants inspected were chosen at random. The Czech Hygiene Office has already closed down 600 out of 4,000 plants which were unable to meet EU requirements.