Netherlands: Dutch Meat Producers Told to Implement Strict COVID-19 Control Measures

After the temporary closure of a slaughterhouse in Groenlo (Gelderland), some government inspectors working at a facility in Helmond (North Brabant) tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Accordingly, the Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality has mandated that Dutch slaughterhouses develop a program to ensure the safety and well-being of all of the employees working in the facility (including the government inspectors working in support of the slaughterhouses). If sufficient protocols are not implemented, the Minister has threatened to remove government inspectors (effectively closing the slaughterhouse until the necessary measures are instituted).

Netherlands: Dutch Meat Producers Told to Implement Strict COVID-19 Control Measures