132,000 registered breeders and 6.7 million identified heads
The countdown for the sacrifice feast is activated. Six days separate us from this commemoration which, besides its religious dimension, is of great economic importance to the rural world. This weekend is decisive for the breeders. Moroccans will benefit from this weekend to buy the "sheep" from Eid. An act that consumers are "highly" sensitized this year.
The guardianship and its services will not stop repeating: it is recommended to buy the animals identified by the loop "Eid Al Adha", available in the various souks that the Ministry of Agriculture has opened for this purpose and especially to maintain the loop after slaughtering the animal to claim in case the consumer perceives an anomaly. A requirement repeated on the eve of Eid by the National Office for Food Safety (ONSSA). The Office under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Waters and Forests has taken strict control measures to ensure the proper functioning of Operation Eid Al Adha 1439. The flagship measure this year is the identification of sheep and goats for slaughter. An approach that has received strong support from large and small manure breeders. The latest figures reported by ONSSA clearly illustrate the implications of breeders for the success of this operation. To date, 132,000 breeders have been registered and 6.7 million have been identified.
Similarly, the Council opposed the fraudulent use of prohibited fertilizers which caused many cases of carcass greening of sacrificed animals last year. The ONSSA states in this sense that since the beginning of June, more than 15,000 control checks have been carried out in mixed committees at the level of sales points, souks and breeding. These exits aimed at suppressing fraudulent practices, in particular the sale of unauthorized food, drugs or substances, led to the identification of some cases of offenses and the instruction of minutes against offenders  Cases of fraud interception have also occurred, in particular with regard to the control of feedingstuffs, from production facilities to farms and to imports. The minutes thus prepared were submitted to the court. The ONSSA officers also supervised the residues of medicines in meat, thus ensuring compliance with the veterinary medicines used. At the same time, the Office carried out checks on feces at the exit and destination of poultry farms. To this end, a system of veterinary passes was set up by the Bureau in collaboration with Fisa and the drop-off carriers. Referring to ONSSA, "more than 2000 veterinary passes of excrement were issued" . And to specify that "every movement of excrement is suspended and no more passes are spent" . It is worth pointing out that the feeder forwarder informs the poultry farmer about the veterinary service at the place of destination. This makes it possible to control the poultry feces circuit and to avoid their use on fattening farms.
A strong mobilization in favor of consumers and breeders
More than 600 doctors and veterinary technicians have been mobilized since the start of the operation of Eid Al Adha listen to both breeders and consumers. To this end, ONSSA has established emergency teams to not only check the health of animals at the point of sale, but also to help consumers when necessary.
The Bureau informs the citizens that a list of veterinarians will be published on its website ( www.Onssa.gov.ma ). The Bureau also strengthened its relationship center to receive calls and complaints from citizens.
The call center can be reached during the whole week from Eid on 0801003637, from 08:00 to 20:00. The agency has distributed more than 100,000 flyers to raise awareness among breeders about identification and registration, to inform consumers about the conditions under which animals are purchased and to provide health advice. Similarly, various audiovisual spots have been broadly broadcast on radio and television channels. ONSSA has also developed digital support on social networks (Facebook) to exchange with consumers on various issues related to the safety of food products.