Carcase Classification Regulation

Original Language Title: Schlachtkörper-Klassifizierungs-Verordnung

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Regulation of the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, the Environment and Water Management on trade classes for bovine animals and pig carcases and on the classification of bovine animals up to 12 months old (Carcasses classification regulation)

Pursuant to Section 4 (1) (1), Section 5 (1), Section 6 (1) and (2), Section 7 (3) of the Marketing Standards Act (VNG), BGBl. I n ° 68/2007, as last amended by the Federal Law BGBl. I n ° 111/2010-in agreement with the Federal Minister for Health and the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Family and Youth-as well as on the basis of § 20 (9) and § 21 (2) of the VNG, the following is prescribed:

Section 1

General provisions

Scope

§ 1. (1) This Regulation shall serve the purpose of:

1.

of the Community scale for the classification of carcases of adult bovine animals in accordance with Article 42 (1) (1). a in conjunction with Annex V, Part A, of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets (CMO) and laying down special provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation), OJ L 327, 31.12.2007, p. No. 1 and Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008 laying down detailed rules for the application of the Community trade-class schemes for carcases of bovine animals, swine and sheep and establishing the prices thereof, 1. No. OJ L 337, 16.12.2008, p. 3,

2.

of the Community scale for the classification of carcases of pigs in accordance with Article 42 (1) (1). (b) in conjunction with Annex V, Part B, of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 and in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008 and

3.

the Community rules on the classification of bovine animals up to 12 months old in accordance with Art. 113b in conjunction with Annex IXa Section II of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 and Regulation (EC) No 566/2008 laying down detailed rules for the application of this Regulation on Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 as regards the placing on the market of meat of bovine animals up to 12 months old, OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. No. OJ L 160, 19.6.2008 p. 22.

(2) For carcases of adult bovine animals, the following shall apply:

1.

In accordance with Article 2 (2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008, the Community trading class scheme shall apply to carcases of bovine animals aged at least 12 months at the time of slaughter.

2.

For slaughterhouses in which no more than five bovine animals are slaughtered on an annual average, the Regulation shall apply only in so far as the optional classification of bovine slaughterhouses is carried out or the bovine slaughterhouse is classified by a Allow classification service.

(3) For carcases of pigs:

1.

The Regulation also applies to breeding sows and breeding sows as well as to old cutters.

2.

In the case of slaughterhouses in which no more than 60 pigs are slaughtered on a weekly basis, the Regulation shall apply only in so far as it is optional to classify the pig carcases or to classify them by means of a pig carcase. Allow classification service.

Section 2

Trade-class scheme for carcases of adult bovine animals

Protocol to bovine slaughtered bodies

§ 2. (1) The person entitled to dispose of the slaughterhouse or his representative (hereinafter referred to as the "authorized person") shall immediately after classification of the bovine slaughterhouse and determination of the warm weight for each individual carcase shall be: Create a log.

(2) The Protocol shall contain:

1.

the ear tag number of the animal used for identification in accordance with the animal labelling requirements in force;

2.

the sequential slaughter number,

3.

Identification information for the supplier,

4.

the meat-and-fat-tissue class,

5.

the category,

6.

the hot weight,

7.

the slaughter day and

8.

the name or mark of the classifier and the signature of the classifier.

(3) The Protocol shall be kept by the authorized person for at least one year. The protocols collected for each carcase shall be kept chronologically ordered after the slaughterhouse has been slaughtered and the slaughterhouse has been slaughtered in the individual slaughterhouse.

(4) The ear, together with the ear tag used for identification in accordance with the animal labelling requirements in force, shall be accompanied by cutting or other appropriate technical measures up to the recording of the ear tag number, with due regard for the proper functioning of the ear tag. hygienic conditions in a connective tissue connection to the carcase, so that it can be read at any time without difficulty.

(5) The authorized person shall ensure that at the time of classification the date of birth of the respective bovine animals is known.

(6) The classification and labelling shall be based on the warm weight, which shall be determined in accordance with the rules at the latest 30 minutes after identification.

Identification of bovine slaughtered bodies

§ 3. (1) The person entitled to dispose shall be able to affix the consecutive slaughter number legibly on each of the slaughterhouse quarters.

(2) Without prejudice to paragraph 1, the labelling of carcases and carcase halves shall be permitted in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 6 (4) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008 for labels. The labels shall bear a serial number and must have a short description of the classification service concerned.

(3) The affixing of the labels may also take place on the inside of the carcass or half of the carcase.

Section 3

Trade-class scheme for carcases of pigs

Pig carcases

§ 4. (1) For the purposes of this Regulation, pig carcases shall be the carcasses of carcases assessed as fit for human consumption in accordance with the provisions of the provisions of the provisions of the provisions of the meat-and-meat sector

1.

Pigs with a weight of two-half-the hot weight-of at least 70 kg,

2.

Breeding sows and tumors as well as old cutters either with front and back feet or without the back feet severed in the tarsal joint separated off in the carpal joint,

3.

Pigs-as far as they are not stretched-in which the head and the front feet have been removed after the weighing,

4.

Breeding sows and breeding sows as well as old cutters-as far as they are not stretched-have been removed after the wiretapping.

(2) In the case of pig carcases as referred to in paragraph 1, the brain and spinal cord and the cutouts of the eyes and ears may be removed before weighing, grading and labelling.

(3) The head of the slaughtered animal shall remain undivided on one of the two halves of the carcase.

Classification

§ 5. (1) The classification of the pig carcases shall be carried out by the person entitled to dispose of the pig carcases in accordance with the determined muscle meat proportion. Pig carcases with a percentage of muscle meat of 60% and above are to be described as "S" as a commercial class. Carcases of pigs weighing more than 130 kg and carcases of breeding sows and breeding sows, as well as old cutters, shall be classified in the "Z" commercial class, irrespective of their share of the meat of the carnival.

(2) The percentage of muscle meat (MFA) shall be determined by the use of the amount of bacon referred to in section 3 and of the meat measure b in accordance with paragraph 4, in the following formula:

MFA = 48,7719-0,48330 x a + 0,23127 x b.

(3) The thickness a is-as shown in the appendix-the bacon thickness (including swarm) in millimetres, measured on the fission surface of the carcase at the thinnest point above the musculus glutaeus medius.

(4) The amount of meat b is-as shown in the appendix-the strength of the lumbar muscle in millimetres, measured on the fission surface of the carcase as the shortest connection of the anterior (cranial) end of the musculus glutaeus medius to the upper (dorsal) Edge of the swirl channel.

(5) The determination of the measures referred to in paragraphs 3 and 4 shall be made by means of a ruler.

(6) The use of other measuring instruments, in particular of classification devices, is in the presence of the conditions set out in § 11 and fulfilment of the special conditions laid down in the guideline of agricultural market Austria (AMA) according to § 6 para. 3 of the Marketing standards act (VNG) are allowed for the implementation of the classification. The procedure in accordance with para. 2 to 4 is the reference method for the control of the muscle meat component determined thereby.

Protocol for pig carcases

§ 6. (1) The authorized person shall draw up a protocol immediately after the grading of the pig carcases for each carcase.

(2) The Protocol shall contain:

1.

the sequential slaughter number,

2.

Identification information for the supplier,

3.

the proportion of muscle meat and, in the case of the use of measuring instruments in accordance with § 5 (6), also the individual measured values in accordance with § 5 (3) and (4),

4.

the hot weight,

5.

the slaughter day and

6.

the name or mark of the classifier and the signature of the classifier.

(3) The Protocol shall be kept for at least six months by the person entitled to dispose. The protocols collected for each carcase shall be kept chronologically ordered after the slaughterhouse has been slaughtered and the slaughterhouse has been slaughtered in the individual slaughterhouse.

Identification of pig carcases

§ 7. Without prejudice to other labelling requirements, the person entitled to dispose shall have the consecutive slaughter number on each half of the carcase.

Carcases of pigs with a weight of two-half the weight of more than 130 kg, as well as carcases of breeding sows and breeding sows and old cutters shall be marked with the letter 'Z' for the commercial class in question.

Section 4

Classification Services

Classification service for bovine slaughtered animals

§ 8. (1) For slaughter in slaughterhouses where more than 20 adult bovine animals are slaughtered on a weekly basis, the classification of carcases, the determination of the weight, the preparation of the protocol in accordance with § 2 as well as the marking, with the exception of those according to § 3 (1), by means of classifiers to be agreed in good time by the slaughterhouse pursuant to § 6 (1) of the VNG.

(2) Where the number of slaughterings during the slaughter period is less than five bovine animals per hour, the AMA may authorise the classification service to carry out the tasks referred to in paragraph 1 under its organisation of the slaughtering operation. The special conditions for this provision must be laid down in the framework of the AMA Directive, in accordance with Article 6 (3) of the VNG, for the implementation of the classification.

(3) The rules referred to in paragraph 2 shall also apply to establishments which do not slaughter more than 20 bovine animals per week on an annual average and have the carcases be classified by a classification service. This includes holdings which use a classification service within the scope of the optional classification (§ 1 para. 2 Z 2).

Classification service for pig farms

§ 9. (1) In the case of slaughter in a slaughterhouse where more than 60 pigs are slaughtered on an annual average, the weighing, classification, production of the protocol and the labelling, excluding those, shall be: pursuant to Section 7 (1), by a classifier to be established by the slaughterhouse in good time pursuant to § 6 para. 1 of the VNG.

(2) Where the number of slaughterings during slaughter times is less than 25 pigs per hour, AMA may authorise the classification service to carry out the tasks referred to in paragraph 1 under its organisation of the slaughtering operation. The special conditions for this provision must be laid down in the framework of the AMA Directive, in accordance with Article 6 (3) of the VNG, for the implementation of the classification.

(3) The rules referred to in paragraph 2 shall also apply to establishments which do not slaughter more than 60 pigs per week on an annual average and allow the carcases to be classified by a classification service. This includes holdings which use a classification service within the scope of the optional classification (§ 1 para. 3 Z 2).

Section 5

Common rules for bovine animals and pig carcases

Electronic aids

§ 10. (1) In the case of slaughterhouses in accordance with § 8 (1) and § 9 (1), AMA may in accordance with § 6 (3) VNG in its Directive for the performance of the classification in the sense of an increase in the quality of the classification allow the collection and Storage of the protocols according to § § 2 and 6 can be carried out electronically.

(2) Further data in the protocols according to § § 2 and 6 may only be recorded in the context of the classification, provided that the verifiability and the ability to make them available are guaranteed. The special conditions for this provision must be laid down in the framework of the AMA Directive, in accordance with Article 6 (3) of the VNG, for the implementation of the classification.

Measuring instruments and accessories

§ 11. The measuring instruments to be supplied to the classifier in the context of classification by the authorized person for the determination of the mass and the corresponding additional equipment (peripherals) shall be subject to the reference to the measurement and calibration of the measuring instruments. Regulations are sufficient. This also applies to classification devices which are used in any case.

6.

Classification of bovine animals up to 12 months old

Classification

§ 12. (1) The classification of bovine animals aged up to 12 months in the slaughterhouse into the categories "V" and "Z" referred to in Annex XIa, section II of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, shall be classified in accordance with Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 566/2008.

(2) The relevant provisions relating to carcases of adult bovine animals shall apply mutagenically to the activities directly related to the classification.

(3) If a classification service is employed in the slaughterhouse, the classification shall be carried out by the classification service.

(4) The person entitled to dispose shall ensure that the date of birth of the respective bovine animals is known at the time of classification.

Section 7

Criminal and final provisions

Criminal provisions

§ 13. An administrative surrender within the meaning of section 21 (2) of the VNG is to be carried out

1.

the carcase of bovine animals is placed on the market in breach of the legislation referred to in Article 1 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1), contrary to the rules referred to in Article 1 (1) (1) (2)

2.

the slaughter protocol is not drawn up in accordance with section 2 (1) to (3) or in breach of § 6, or the protocol does not cover the prescribed minimum retention period, the collected protocols are not ordered after slaughter days, or the slaughter protocol within the shall not be kept chronologically ordered in accordance with the serial number of the slaughterhouses,

3.

it is incorrect to give the date of birth contrary to section 2, paragraph 5, or does not ensure that the date of birth is known at the time of the classification, or that the date of birth is inaccurate, contrary to § 12 para. 2,

4.

contrary to § 3 (1) or § 7 (1)

a)

does not apply the sequential slaughter number or illegibly; or

b)

is putting an incorrect slaughter number,

5.

contrary to § 2 para. 4, before the logging of the earmark number

a)

the ear tag removed from the ear of the carcase, or

b)

separates the ear and ear tag from the carcase,

6.

, contrary to Annex V, Part A, Section II of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, in conjunction with Article 2 (3) and (4) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008, does not, or does not, in the prescribed manner, divide carcases into the categories laid down,

7.

contrary to Annex V, Part A, Section III of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, in conjunction with Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008, does not, or in the prescribed manner, classifies carcases in meat and fat tissue classes,

8.

Contrary to Article 6 (2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008, the weight of the carcase is not determined or not determined in the prescribed manner,

9.

contrary to Annex V, Part A, Section I and IV of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, in conjunction with Article 13 (3) and (4) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008, carcases or half-carcases shall not be lashing out in the prescribed manner,

10.

by the expiry of the period laid down in Article 6 (2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008, the carcase shall be classified, marked or weighed;

11.

, contrary to Article 6 (3), (4) or (6) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008, carcases are not or are not marked in the prescribed manner,

12.

, contrary to Article 6 (5) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008, markings or labelling shall be removed before the end of the quarter,

13.

contrary to § 4 carcases of breeding sows, breeding sows or old cutters not to be destroyed in the prescribed manner,

14.

, contrary to § 5 carcases, does not, or not in the prescribed manner, classify carcases according to the determined percentage of muscle meat,

15.

contrary to § 7 (2)

a)

carcases of pigs with a weight of two-half weight of more than 130 kg, or

b)

Carcases of breeding sows, breeding sows or old cutters

does not indicate in the prescribed manner,

16.

in breach of Annex V, Part B, Section II of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, in conjunction with Article 21 (1) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008, carcases, or not in the prescribed manner, in the specified meatiness and Classifies fat tissue classes,

17.

, contrary to Article 21 (3) or (4) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008, carcases are not or are not marked in the prescribed manner,

18.

, contrary to Annex V, Part B, Section I and III of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, in conjunction with Article 21 (5) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008, carcases are not lashing out in the prescribed manner,

19.

contrary to Article 22 of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008, the warm weight of the carcase is not determined or is not determined in the prescribed manner;

20.

Contrary to Annex XIa, Section II of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, in conjunction with Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 566/2008, bovine animals up to 12 months old shall not be classified in the prescribed manner in the prescribed manner, or not in the prescribed manner,

21.

, contrary to Article 10 (1) of the Protocol, illegal electronic records are recorded or stored,

22.

, contrary to Section 10 (2), data is recorded in protocols which are not verifiable and comprehensible, or

23.

Contrary to Section 12 (4) as an authorized person, it does not ensure that the date of birth is known at the time of the classification.

Entry into force; external force

§ 14. (1) This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 March 2011.

(2) With the entry into force of this Regulation,

1.

the Regulation on the trading classes of pig carcases, BGBl. II No 111/2008, and

2.

the Regulation on trade classes for bovine slaughtered animals, BGBl. II No 112/2008,

except for strength.

Berlakovich