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Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 438 in Riga on 21 June 2005 (pr. No 36 36) the animal health requirements for the importation of fresh poultry meat trade between Latvia and European Union Member States and import from third countries Issued in accordance with article 25 of the law of veterinary medicine of i. General questions 1. lays down the animal health requirements for the importation of fresh poultry meat trade between Latvia and the Member States of the European Union (European economic area), and for imports from third countries (countries that are not Member States of the European Union and European economic area countries).
2. the rules laid down the animal health requirements: UR2.1.ga ļai (any poultry, intended for human consumption);
2.2. the fresh meat (meat, packed in a vacuum or controlled atmosphere conditions, and is not subject to any (except the cold) treatment to ensure its preservation).
3. the provisions shall not apply to meat: UR3.1.kas located in the personal luggage of travellers and intended for personal consumption, including meat which is imported from third countries, if one person coming up to one kilogram of meat and if from third countries are allowed to export meat to the Member States of the European Union;
3.2. what small amounts sent to private persons, provided that it is not used for profit, including meat which is imported from third countries, if one person sends no more than one kilo grams of meat and if from third countries are allowed to export meat to the Member States of the European Union;
UR3.3.kas for international vehicle crews and passengers. After unloading the following imported from a third country or its waste is disposed of. Meat is not destroyed when it is handled under customs supervision, from one means of transport to another directly or after storage.
4. Compliance with these rules is controlled in accordance with the legislation on veterinary requirements and procedures for the control and monitoring of products of animal origin in trade with European Union Member States, as well as veterinary control arrangements, Latvia imported products of animal origin from third countries.
II. Requirements for the meat trade with Member States of the European Union 5. fresh meat intended for trade with Member States of the European Union, has been obtained from poultry which: UR5.1.tur delegate for the territory of the Member States of the Union from their hatching time or imported from third countries in accordance with the laws and regulations of the poultry and hatching egg movement;
5.2. reared in the shed (place where bred or kept for breeding or productive poultry): 5.2.1. with no restrictions on poultry diseases;
UR5.2.2.kas is situated in an area which is not under restrictions due to the spread of poultry diseases;
5.3. during transport to the slaughterhouse did not come into contact with poultry, which are not free from Newcastle disease or avian influenza;
5.4. during transport to the slaughterhouse is not carried through the avian influenza or Newcastle disease-affected areas. Transport through those territories is permitted through the national main roads or railways;
5.5. the slaughtered in slaughterhouses the slaughter have not found any avian influenza or Newcastle disease.
6. Where there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been contamination of fresh meat with avian influenza or Newcastle disease agent, stop the meat market.
7. Fresh poultrymeat shall be marked according to the laws of meat and meat product labelling requirements and poultry slaughtered according to the hygiene requirements laid down in the laws and regulations of the bird and rabbit meat.
8. Fresh poultrymeat that does not comply with this rule 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 in these requirements: according to UR8.1.mar coupled with legislation on meat and meat product labelling, applying one of the following ways: 8.1.1. health marking of pārzīmog with two diagonally crossed with straight lines, which intersect at right angles in the center of the seal, ensuring that information remains legible stamp;
8.1.2. the health mark shall include one in which pārzīmogot the special stamp with two diagonally crossed with straight lines, which intersect at right angles in the center of the stamp;
UR8.2.ieg barbel, distributed, transported and stored separately from the Member States of the European Union market for meat or carried out another time, not at the Member States of the European Union market for meat;
8.3. before use in the manufacture of meat products treated with one of the following methods: 8.3.1. heating heat sealed containers in which the sterilization effect-Fc value — at least 3;
8.3.2. heat, reaching temperatures of at least 70 ° C meat deeper layers.
9. If found an epizootic of Newcastle disease, fresh poultrymeat may be marked with the health mark in accordance with the laws of meat and meat products, unless the labelling of the meat comes from poultry which: 9.1. reared in the shed, which is situated in the surveillance zone (the area around the infected by Syme at least Pygmy three-kilometre radius determined by the food and veterinary service), but not the protection zone, the epizootiological examination, and in accordance with the results did not come into contact with an infected holding;
9.2. where a herd raised not later than five days before the importation of fresh poultry meat transport by sampling carried out virological examination and not the presence of the agent. Samples for laboratory examinations take the food and veterinary service official;
9.3. reared in the shed in which the clinical investigation after poultry in accordance with the food and veterinary service of the opinion of the inspectors found no signs of Newcastle disease. The verification shall be carried out not earlier than that SafeSeaNet isoperational prior to the importation of fresh poultry meat transport;
UR9.4.tie AI transported from the holding to the slaughterhouse of origin to the food and veterinary service officer in sealed transport feature. The vehicle before and after each transport times are cleaned and disinfected;
9.5.ir examined in the slaughterhouse before slaughter and post-mortem inspection to identify the presence of Newcastle disease.
III. Requirements for the import of meat from third countries 10. Fresh poultry meat from third countries authorised to import on the territory of Latvia, if it is produced in the country or part of the country, which is included in the list approved by the European Commission, and it is a country of dispatch under official veterinary doctor issued a veterinary health certificate. The veterinary health certificate: 10.1 released meat the day of loading;
10.2. the consignor, the consignee of the design and import control enforcers in national languages;
10.3. the official veterinarian of the sending State's assurance that the meat meeting the requirements of this regulation;
10.4.ir single sheet;
10.5.ir issued for one consignee;
10.6. consistent with European Union law certificate.
11. Fresh poultrymeat may be imported from a third country, if the country concerned: 11.1. in accordance with the internationally recognised standards of avian influenza and Newcastle disease notifiable diseases is compulsory;
UR11.2.nav officially diagnosed avian influenza and Newcastle disease, or have found any of the above diseases, but is adequate for the disease control and eradication measures, the legal equivalent of an epizootic outbreak of the elimination and prevention of the intended order.
IV. final question 12. Be declared unenforceable in the Cabinet of Ministers of 30 March 2004 No. 209 of the regulations "regulations on animal health requirements for trade in fresh poultry meat" (Latvian journal, 2004, 68 no).
Informative reference to European Union directive rules included provisions deriving from Council of 26 June 1991, the provisions of Directive 91/494/EEC on animal health conditions for trade with Member States of the European Union and third countries of fresh poultry meat.
Prime Minister a. Minister of Agriculture Halloween — Minister of finance Spurdziņš o. Editorial Note: the entry into force of the provisions by 30 June 2005.
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