New pig movement system to go live

21 March, 2011

A new system of electronic pig licences is set to go live across the country next month.

eAML2 is available to all producers and abattoirs across England and Wales for farm-to-slaughter movements from 4 April – after being trialled in more than 20 abattoirs, including all the major assured plants.

Bpex has now called for more independent abattoirs to introduce eAML2 so they are able to provide the service to pig suppliers when they ask

The new service combines the AML2 licence with the Food Chain Information (FCI) into just one electronic form. There is also no need for abattoirs to post a copy of the AML2 form to their local authorities: the information is uploaded directly from the Bpex service onto the government database within 24 hours.

Processors should visit, click on the ‘Abattoir Registration’ button and follow the steps to set up an account for electronic farm to abattoir movement. From 1 May 2011 the online FCI service will be be phased out, now that eAML2 is up and running.

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