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RUDA System Training with 450 Official Control and Service Vets

4 February 2022

In cooperation with the National Authority for Veterinary and Plant Protection (NAVPP), the Food Safety project is undertaking a series of training on the use of the system for registration and identification of animals (RUDA) as well as the system of monitoring the epidemiological situation at national level.

The RUDA system is used to trace animal movements for cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. The purpose of this system is to reassure consumers that the food they eat can be traced back to its source.

These training sessions will help strengthen the veterinary public health capacities by enabling around 450 official veterinarians to access and use the RUDA system.

The training will be conducted locally by Veterinary expert Mrs. Brisilda Sotira Pullumbi, who has been involved in the design, establishment, and management of the RUDA system, the first of its kind in the country.

Funded by the European Union, the project "Support for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Standards" is being implemented by a group led by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). The implementing group also includes the Finnish Food Authority, the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Creative Business Solutions (CBS) in Albania.

Photos from Trainings on RUDA System with 450 Official Control and Service VETS in Tirana, Berat, Gjirokastër and Korça