In accordance with Art. 8 FstHVO, the Specialist Unit has to publish suitable facilities for the performance of more extensive practical examinations after approval by the Federal Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.
It is necessary to carry out a more extensive practical examination of a product if there is insufficient information on animal welfare aspects so that the Specialist Unit cannot perform the evaluation and the preparation of the expert opinion. The performance of the practical examination by an official inspection body should provide the lacking information.
Details can be found in the “Richtlinien zu den Details über das Verfahren und die Mindestinhalte des Gutachtens” and in the guideline “Details zur Durchführung der Prüfung“.
Institutions interested in the performance of practical examinations (Art. 8 FstHVO) can find the details in the guideline “Details zur Durchführung der Prüfung“. To register as an official inspection body, the application form must be completed and sent to the Specialist Unit together with the enclosures.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We will be happy to advise you!