formation of a significant amount of gas in the gastrointestinal tract with discolouring of the internal organs (when these viscera are present). Where provided for in Section III, Chapter II, or in Section IV, ante-mortem inspection may be carried out at the holding of provenance. One aim of these checks is to verify compliance with the freshness criteria established in accordance with Community legislation. animal welfare on unloading after transport and at the slaughterhouse. (EC) No. Live bivalve molluscs from these areas must not exceed the limits of a five-tube, three dilution Most Probable Number (MPN) test of 4 600E.coli per 100 g of flesh and intravalvular liquid. the parameters referred to in paragraph 6 of Part A. 854/2004 DES EUROPÄISCHEN PARLAMENTS UND DES RATES vom 29. They may do so by extending the principles of this Regulation to such national rules. The definitions laid down in the following Regulations shall also apply as appropriate: the definitions of “animal by-products”, “TSEs” (transmissible spongiform encephalopathies) and “specified risk material” laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 October 2002 laying down health rules concerning animal by-products not intended for human consumption (12); Regulation (EC) No .../2004 (13), except for the definition of “competent authority”; and, OFFICIAL CONTROLS IN RELATION TO COMMUNITY ESTABLISHMENTS. 852/2004, 853/2004 und 854/2004 des Europäisches Parlaments und des Rates, die am 20.05.2004 erlassen wurden und seit dem 01.01.2006 anzuwenden sind, sowie durch weitere Verordnungen zu diesen Gemeinschaftsrechtsakten ist das gesamte Lebensmittelhygienerecht der Gemeinschaft neu geordnet worden. In the case of Member States, however, these codes are AT, BE, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GR, IE, IT, LU, NL, PT, SE and UK; the mark must indicate the approval number of the slaughterhouse; and. The risk assessment is to be periodically reviewed in order to assess the risk of toxins occurring in the live bivalve molluscs from these areas. Member States shall ensure that official veterinarians and official auxiliaries are qualified and undergo training in accordance with Annex I, Section III, Chapter IV. Meat from animals infected with trichinae is to be declared unfit for human consumption. The training is to concern the auditing of food safety management systems in particular. Live bivalve molluscs taken from these areas must meet the health standards for live bivalve molluscs laid down in Annex III, Section VII, Chapter V, of Regulation (EC) No .../2004 (1). Annexes I, II, III, IV, V and VI may be amended or supplemented to take account of scientific and technical progress in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 19(2). In addition, the official veterinarian may require inspection at any other time. 2. die Anwendung der Grundsätze des HACCP Guidelines for the development of community guides to good practice for hygiene or for the application of the HACCP principles, in accordance with art. 0000002667 00000 n CLASSIFICATION OF PRODUCTION AND RELAYING AREAS. 0000007369 00000 n The nature and intensity of the official controls should be based on an assessment of public health risks, animal health and welfare, where appropriate, the type and throughput of the processes carried out and the food business operator concerned. Inspections of such vessels shall take place as specified in Annex III. Official controls on the production of meat are necessary to verify that food business operators comply with hygiene rules and respect criteria and targets laid down in Community legislation. (7)  OJ L 121, 29.7.1964, p. 1977/64. In that case, slaughter of a flock of birds from a holding may be authorised only if: Ante-mortem inspection on the holding of provenance is to comprise: a flock inspection, to determine whether the birds: have a disease or condition which may be transmitted to animals or humans through handling or eating the meat, or are behaving in a manner indicating that such a disease may occur, show disturbance of general behaviour or signs of disease which may make the meat unfit for human consumption, or. To that end, the European Food Safety Authority should be consulted whenever necessary. Ante-mortem inspection at the holding is to include checks on the records or documentation at the holding, including food chain information. An establishment may be placed on such a list only if the competent authority of the third country of origin guarantees that: that establishment, together with any establishments handling raw material of animal origin used in the manufacture of the products of animal origin concerned, complies with relevant Community requirements, in particular those of Regulation (EC) No .../2004 (22), or with requirements that were determined to be equivalent to such requirements when deciding to add that third country to the relevant list in accordance with Article 11; an official inspection service in that third country supervises the establishments and makes available to the Commission, where necessary, all relevant information on establishments furnishing raw materials; and. Delivery date: between Friday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 20. In addition to the generally valid EU laws, every country has its own legal texts. Random testing for histamine is to be carried out to verify compliance with the permitted levels laid down under Community legislation. 0000000828 00000 n B. For food business operators in a Member State implementing the system, the actual use of the system is optional. establish and keep up to date a list of approved production and relaying areas, with details of their location and boundaries, as well as the class in which the area is classified, from which live bivalve molluscs may be taken in accordance with the requirements of this Annex. The competent authority is to make adequate provision in this regard. 3. Live bivalve molluscs, echinoderms, tunicates and marine gastropods. relevant laws, regulations and administrative provisions. In particular, this includes verifying, at all stages of production, processing and distribution, that fishery products at least exceed the baselines of freshness criteria established in accordance with Community legislation. MONITORING OF CLASSIFIED RELAYING AND PRODUCTION AREAS. 1. Detailed rules for the implementation of this Article may be laid down in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 19(2). When the rules concerning the protection of animals at the time of slaughter or killing are not respected, the official veterinarian is to verity that the food business operator immediately takes necessary corrective measures and prevents recurrence. This action may consist in particular of extra controls. 373 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 375 /H [ 828 1292 ] /L 405031 /E 77464 /N 115 /T 397452 >> endobj xref 373 19 0000000016 00000 n The Commission shall be assisted by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health instituted by Article 58 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002. The Commission shall then consider proposing general measures in accordance with paragraph 1. The colours used for health marking must be authorised in accordance with Community rules on the use of colouring substances in foodstuffs. Member States shall ensure that official controls with respect to fresh meat take place in accordance with Annex I. When toxin levels in the indicator species are above the regulatory limits, harvesting of the other species is only to be allowed if further analysis on the other species shows toxin levels below the limits. However, when official auxiliaries carry out only sampling and analysis in connection with examinations for trichinosis, the competent authority need only ensure that they receive training appropriate to these tasks. Fishery products are to be declared unfit for human consumption if: organoleptic, chemical, physical or microbiological checks or checks for parasites have shown that they are not in compliance with the relevant Community legislation; they contain in their edible parts contaminants or residues in excess of the limits laid down in Community legislation or at levels where the calculated dietary intake would exceed the acceptable daily or weekly intake for humans; fishery products not complying with the requirement of Part G, point 2, of Chapter II concerning biotoxins, or, bivalve molluscs, echinoderms, tunicates or marine gastropods containing marine biotoxins in total quantities exceeding the limits referred to in Regulation (EC) No .../2004 (2); or. 1069/2009 und die Verordnung (EU) Nr. gastrici, mesenterici, craniales and caudales); visual inspection of the udder and its lymph nodes; visual inspection and palpation of the umbilical region and joints of young animals. 5. CHAPTER I: CONTROL OF MILK PRODUCTION HOLDINGS. 210/2013 der Kommission vom 11. The slaughter of animals suspected of having a disease or condition that may adversely affect human or animal health is to be deferred. Lebensmittel gelten u.a. After carrying out the controls mentioned in points 1 and 2, the official veterinarian shall take appropriate measures as set out in Annex I, Section II, in particular as regards: decisions concerning food chain information; Official auxiliaries may assist the official veterinarian with official controls carried out in accordance with Sections I and II of Annex I as specified in Section III, Chapter I. April 2004 mit besonderen Verfahrensvorschriften für die amtliche Überwachung von zum menschlichen Verzehr bestimmten Erzeugnissen tierischen Ursprungs DAS EUROPÄISCHE PARLAMENT UND DER RAT DER EUROPÄISCHEN UNION – gestützt auf den Vertrag zur Gründung der Europäischen Gemeinschaft, insbesondere auf … The flexibility provided for in paragraph 2 does not apply: to animals that have undergone emergency slaughter; to animals suspected of having a disease or condition that may adversely affect human health; to bovine animals from herds that have not been declared officially free of tuberculosis; to bovine, ovine and caprine animals from herds that have not been declared officially free of brucellosis; in the case of an outbreak of a disease listed on OIE List A or, where appropriate, OIE List B. Carcases and offal of bovine animals over six weeks old are to undergo the following post-mortem inspection procedures: visual inspection of the head and throat; incision and examination of the sub-maxillary, retropharyngeal and parotid lymph nodes (Lnn retropharyngiales, mandibulares and parotidei); examination of the external masseters, in which two incisions must be made parallel to the mandible, and the internal masseters (internal pterygoid muscles), which must be incised along one plane. These conditions are to ensure, in particular, that the competent authority of the Member State the flag of which the vessel is flying receives reports on the results of inspections and on any suspected non-compliance without delay, so as to enable it to take the necessary measures. The national measures referred to in paragraph 3 shall: enabling the continued use of traditional methods at any of the stages of production, processing or distribution of food; accommodating the needs of food businesses with a low throughput or that are situated in regions that are subject to special geographic constraints; or. Nr. However, a Member State may consent to the use of an official Community language other than its own. Meat from unskinned wild game cannot bear a health mark unless, after skinning in a game handling establishment, it has undergone post-mortem inspection and been declared fit for human consumption. The Commission shall consult the European Food Safety Authority on matters falling within the scope of this Regulation whenever necessary and, in particular: before proposing to modify the specific requirements concerning post-mortem inspection procedures laid down in Section IV of Annex I; before proposing to modify the rules of Annex I, Section IV, Chapter IX, on meat from animals in which post-mortem inspection has revealed lesions indicating infection with brucellosis or tuberculosis; and. in relation to slaughterhouses and cutting plants: familiarity with the meat industry organisation, production methods, international trade and slaughter and cutting technology. Das IHK-Sachverständigen-Verzeichnis enthält Angaben zu Adressen und Sachgebieten von öffentlich bestellten und vereidigten Sachverständigen The official veterinarian shall carry out inspection tasks in slaughterhouses, game handling establishments and cutting plants placing fresh meat on the market in accordance with the general requirements of Section I, Chapter II, of Annex I, and with the specific requirements of Section IV, in particular as regards: specified risk material and other animal by-products; and. any other condition which might adversely affect human or animal health is present, animals may not be accepted for slaughter other than in accordance with procedures laid down under Community legislation to eliminate human or animal health risks. Official controls on products of animal origin should cover all aspects that are important for protecting public health and, where appropriate, animal health and animal welfare. In the case of slaughterhouses, game handling establishments and cutting plants placing fresh meat on the market, an official veterinarian shall carry out the auditing tasks referred to in paragraphs 3 and 4. If any changes in toxic populations that may lead to toxin accumulation are detected, the sampling frequency of molluscs is to be increased or precautionary closures of the areas are to be established until results of toxin analysis are obtained. When knowledge of toxin accumulation rates is available for a group of species growing in the same area, a species with the highest rate may be used as an indicator species. (6)  Note for Official Journal: Insert No of Regulation laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin (see recital 1, 2nd Regulation). whether the fishery products are handled correctly, for compliance with hygiene and temperature requirements, and, the cleanliness of establishments, including vessels, and their facilities and equipment, and staff hygiene; and. This control system is, in particular, to Verify that the levels of marine biotoxins and contaminants do not exceed safety limits and that the microbiological quality of the molluscs does not constitute a hazard to human health. Such action shall include, where appropriate, the following measures: the imposition of sanitation procedures or any other corrective action deemed necessary to ensure the safety of products of animal origin or compliance with the relevant legal requirements; the restriction or prohibition of the placing on the market, import or export of products of animal origin; monitoring or, if necessary, ordering the recall, withdrawal and/or destruction of products of animal origin; authorisation to use products of animal origin for purposes other than those for which they were originally intended; the suspension of operations or closure of all or part of the food business concerned for an appropriate period of time; the suspension or withdrawal of the establishment's approval; in the case of consignments from third countries, seizure followed by destruction or re-dispatch; any other measure that the competent authority deems appropriate. the detection of OIE List A and, where appropriate, OIE List B diseases. Checks are to take place to ensure that the following fishery products are not placed on the market: poisonous fish of the following families are not placed on the market: Tetraodontidae, Molidae, Diodontidae and Canthigasteridae; and. Animals that might contain residues of veterinary medicinal products in excess of the levels laid down in accordance with Community legislation, or residues of forbidden substances, are to be dealt with in accordance with Directive 96/23/EC. For wholesale markets, secondary numbers indicating units or groups of units selling or manufacturing products of animal origin may be added to the approval number. Directive as amended by Regulation (EC) No 806/2003 (OJ L 122, 16.5.2003, p. 1). Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 shall apply both: to establishments that begin placing products of animal origin on the market on or after the date of application of this Regulation; and. 0000003539 00000 n ADD TO CART ADD TO CART. If no Member State objects to the new or updated list within 20 working days of the Commission's notification, imports shall be authorised from establishments appearing on the list 10 working days after the day on which the Commission makes it available to the public. Report to the European Parliament and to the Council. identification of animal species by examination of typical parts of the animal. 3. 2. EU-Hygiene-Verordnung. CHAPTER IV: DECISIONS CONCERNING ANIMAL WELFARE. HACCP and the audit of HACCP-based procedures. 0000007290 00000 n in relation to post-mortem inspection, the official veterinarian must regularly check the work of official auxiliaries and, in the case of animals having undergone emergency slaughter outside the slaughterhouse, carry out the inspection personally. They may apply to a single third country, to regions of a third country, or to a group of third countries; and. Lebensmittel, die nicht sicher sind, dürfen nicht in Verkehr gebracht werden. In addition to the general requirements of Article 4(4) concerning audits of good hygiene practices, the official veterinarian is to verify continuous compliance with food business operators' own procedures concerning any collection, transport, storage, handling, processing and use or disposal of animal by-products, including specified risk material, for which the food business operator is responsible. However, the official veterinarian may allow animals to undergo slaughter in the slaughterhouse even if the relevant food chain information is not available. Official controls with respect to such fishery products shall take place in accordance with Annex III. B VERORDNUNG (EG) Nr. report any deficiency to the official veterinarian. renales); visual inspection of the pleura and peritoneum; visual inspection and palpation of the umbilical region and the joints. With regard to the monitoring of plankton, the samples are to be representative of the water column and to provide information on the presence of toxic species as well as on population trends. 852/2004 des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 29. The competent authority must make arrangements for such tests. The official veterinarian is to verify compliance with the food business operator's duty under Regulation (EC) No .../2004 to ensure that animals that have such hide, skin or fleece conditions that there is an unacceptable risk of contamination of the meat during slaughter are not slaughtered for human consumption unless they are cleaned beforehand. (16)  Note for the Official Journal: insert number of Regulation laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin (see recital 1, 2nd Regulation). EU-Hygieneverordnung Seit dem Erlass der EU-Hygieneverordnungen für Lebensmittel (Verordnung (EG) Nr. The competent authority may take account of information on phytoplankton trends when taking this decision. does not contain specified risk material, except as provided for under Community legislation, and has been produced in accordance with Community legislation on TSEs. The competent authority may appoint as official auxiliaries only persons who have undergone training and passed a test in accordance with the following requirements. 8. However, when the competent authority is satisfied that a candidate has acquired all the required knowledge as part of a university degree, or through continuing education resulting in a post-graduate qualification, it may waive the requirement for a test. In addition to the cases provided for in Section II, Chapter V, meat presenting during post-mortem inspection any of the characteristics listed in paragraph 3(e) of Part A are to be declared unfit for human consumption. In the case of an inspection of a factory or freezer vessel flying the flag of a Member State carried out with a view to the approval of the vessel, the competent authority of the Member State the flag of which the vessel is flying is to carry out inspections in such a manner as to comply with the requirements of Article 3, particularly the time limits of Article 3(2). Where reference is made to this paragraph, Articles 5 and 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provisions of Article 8 thereof. (1)  Note for Official Journal: Insert No of regulation laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin (see recital 1, 2nd Regulation). particularly in the case of animals having undergone emergency slaughter. the preparation and use of feedingstuffs, including the procedures for using additives and the preparation and use of medicated feedingstuffs, as well as the hygiene quality of the raw materials used for preparing feedingstuffs and of the final product; the organisation of the third countries' competent authorities, their powers and independence, the supervision to which they are subject and the authority that they have effectively to enforce the applicable legislation; the training of staff in the performance of official controls; the resources, including diagnostic facilities available to competent authorities; the existence and operation of documented control procedures and control systems based on priorities; where applicable, the situation regarding animal health and procedures for notifying the Commission and relevant international bodies of outbreaks of animal diseases; the extent and operation of official controls on imports of animals and products of animal origin; the assurances which the third country can give regarding compliance with, or equivalence to, Community requirements; the hygiene conditions of production, manufacture, handling, storage and dispatch actually applied to products of animal origin destined for the Community; any experience of marketing of the product from the third country and the results of any import controls carried out; the results of Community controls carried out in the third country, in particular the results of the assessment of the competent authorities, and the action that competent authorities have taken in the light of any recommendations addressed to them following a Community control; the existence, implementation and communication of an approved zoonoses control programme; and. The official veterinarian is to ensure that sampling takes place and that samples are appropriately identified and handled and sent to the appropriate laboratory within the framework of: the monitoring and control of zoonoses and zoonotic agents; specific laboratory testing for the diagnosis of TSEs in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2); the detection of unauthorised substances or products and the control of regulated substances, in particular within the framework of the National Residue Plans referred to in Council Directive 96/23/EC (3); and. (10)  Note for the OJ: insert number of Regulation laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin (see recital 1, 2nd Regulation). In that event, the competent authority must have designated the laboratory carrying out the analysis and, if necessary, sampling and analysis must have taken place in accordance with a protocol that the competent authority and the food business operators or organisation concerned have agreed. However, conditional approval shall not exceed a total of 12 months. The health mark must be an oval mark at least 6,5 cm wide by 4,5 cm high bearing the following information in perfectly legible characters: the mark must indicate name of the country in which the establishment is located, which may be written out in full in capitals or shown as a two-letter code in accordance with the relevant ISO standard. Any overshooting of the relevant level should lead to additional analyses whenever appropriate; without prejudice to more specific Community legislation, derives from animals or carcases containing residues of forbidden substances or from animals that have been treated with forbidden substances; (k)consists of the liver and kidneys of animals more than two years old from regions where implementation of plans approved in accordance with Article 5 of Directive 96/23/EC has revealed the generalised presence of heavy metals in the environment; has been treated illegally with decontaminating substances; has been treated illegally with ionising or UV-rays; contains foreign bodies (except, in the case of wild game, material used to hunt the animal); exceeds the maximum permitted radioactivity levels laid down under Community legislation; indicates patho-physiological changes, anomalies in consistency, insufficient bleeding (except for wild game) or organoleptic anomalies, in particular a pronounced sexual odour; contains specified risk material, except as provided for under Community legislation; shows soiling, faecal or other contamination; consists of blood that may constitute a risk to public or animal health owing to the health status of any animal from which it derives or contamination arising during the slaughter process; in the opinion of the official veterinarian, after examination of all the relevant information, it may constitute a risk to public or animal health or is for any other reason not suitable for human consumption. To ensure the uniform application of the principles and conditions laid down in Article 11 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 the procedures laid down in this Chapter shall apply. In the case of bovines over 6 weeks old, incision of the masseters at post-mortem inspection is not compulsory when a specific serological test is used. To implement paragraph 1(b), (c) and (d), sampling plans must be drawn up providing for such checks to take place at regular intervals, or on a case-by-case basis if harvesting periods are irregular. When food business operators in the food chain take additional measures to guarantee food safety by implementing integrated systems, private control systems, independent third party certification or by other means, and when these measures are documented and animals covered by these schemes clearly identifiable, the official veterinarian may take this into account when carrying out inspection tasks and reviewing the HACCP-based procedures. Where the official veterinarian so requires, the vertebral column and the head are to be split lengthwise. B C1 VERORDNUNG (EG) Nr. knowledge of the relevant laws, regulations and administrative provisions. 852/2004 DES EUROPÄISCHEN PARLAMENTS UND DES RATES vom 29. in game handling establishments, throughout post-mortem inspection. 2. Meat from animals in which post mortem inspection has revealed lesions indicating acute infection with brucellosis is to be declared unfit for human consumption. The veterinarian is to have aptitude for multidisciplinary cooperation. Sampling plans to check for the presence of toxin-producing plankton in production and relaying waters and for biotoxins in live bivalve molluscs must take particular account of possible variations in the presence of plankton containing marine biotoxins.