Day 111 - 30 Mar 95 - Page 03
2 MR. MORRIS: You were employed by Jarretts slaughterhouse --
3 I cannot remember the exact dates now -- it was April, was
4 it, last year, 1994?
5 A. Well, I was not employed by Jarretts slaughter. I was
6 employed by the veterinary practice, Eville and Jones, and
7 they had a contract with the local authority to provide
8 official veterinary surgeon services for that particular
11 Q. Can we just go a little bit into your qualifications and
12 general experience? Could you outline your qualifications?
13 A. I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in Finland in
14 1985. Before that, previously I had already done extensive
15 public health work. My dissitation was concerned to
16 trichinella epidemic in Finland which related to meat
17 hygiene and -----
19 Q. Trichinella?
20 A. It is a parasite in pig meat, mainly.
22 Q. We do not need to dwell on that.
23 A. I also worked at the Public Health Food Laboratory in
24 Finland during that period of time, before my graduation,
25 and produced a general guideline for trichinella inspection
26 for the Finnish abattoirs under the Ministry of
27 Agriculture. After that, I went on to work as a Municipal
28 Veterinary Officer in charge of the Public Health
29 Laboratory in Environmental Health Office, Environmental
30 Health office in a medium-sized small town in Finland.
31 After that I ------
33 Q. That was in 1986, was it?
34 A. That was 1986, yes. After that I obtained further
35 qualifications in red meat hygiene which in Finland means
36 fairly substantial studies and three-month practice working
37 at an abattoir as a meat inspector. Basically the OVS
38 training in Finland is much more hands-on than in this
39 country where it is very theoretical.
41 After that I worked for seven months as an Official
42 Veterinary Surgeon at a large EC licensed export abattoir
43 in Finland. I further went on to study veterinary tropical
44 veterinary medicine and did a Masters Degree in Edinburgh
45 University in 1988. After that I worked in Botswana.
46 I worked for 8 months as a teacher and after that, for two
47 years, as an Official Veterinary Surgeon at a large export
48 abattoir, EC licensed export abattoir, in Botswana.
50 Q. Is there only one EC approved abattoir in Botswana?
51 A. No, there are two. There are export abattoirs and two
52 of them are licensed for EC.
54 Q. There has been some mention about that in this case before.
55 Thus, you were the OVS?
56 A. I was the OVS for one of the two EC licensed export
59 Q. When was this?
60 A. This was in 1991/1992.