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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 151, Riga, 1 March 2005 (pr. 11. § 12) veterinary requirements for fresh meat to trade between Latvia and other Member States of the European Union Issued in accordance with article 25 of the law of veterinary medicine of i. General questions 1. establishes the health requirements in fresh bovine animals, swine, sheep, goats and solipeds to trade between Latvia and other Member States of the European Union.
2. the terms used in the rules: UR2.1.ga will allow any part of the animal, which are fit for human consumption;
2.2. the fresh meat: meat which has not undergone any treatment other than chilling or freezing;
UR2.3.nos ūtītājvalst, a European Union Member State from which fresh meat is sent to another Member State;
UR2.4.sa ņēmējvalst: a Member State of the European Union, which are sent from another Member State for fresh meat.
3. compliance with these rules is controlled by the food and veterinary service.
II. Requirements for the meat trade with the other Member States of the European Union 4. Meat may be sent to trade to another Member State of the European Union if it meets the following requirements: will UR4.1.ga is derived from the home of sheep, goats or solipeds, which is found in the territory of the European Union for at least 21 days prior to slaughter, or if the animal is less than 21 days since birth;
UR4.2.ga will get from pigs and cattle that come from a holding or an area which is not subject to restrictions relating to foot-and-mouth disease, swine fever or swine vesicular disease cases;
UR4.3.ga will get a slaughterhouse that is not registered in the foot-and-mouth disease, swine fever or swine vesicular disease cases;
UR4.4.ga ļai is not restricted in its binding with classical swine fever control measures;
4.5. fresh swine, sheep and goat meat from animals which do not come from a holding which for health reasons is subject to prohibition in relation to porcine, ovine or caprine brucellosis outbreak. Such prohibition shall be valid for at least six weeks after the last officially registered cases.
5. the meat shall be marked according to the laws of meat and meat product labelling requirements. Meat which does not comply with the provisions in paragraph 4, the labelling shall provide information enabling the identification of official veterinarian (official veterinarian as authorised by the competent authority, — in Latvia, the food and veterinary service of the veterinary inspector, Inspector of the food or food and veterinary service official), who checked the meat.
6. Fresh meat which does not comply with this provision the requirements of paragraph 4 are obtained, cut, transported and stored separately from meat intended for trade with Member States of the European Union.
7. Fresh meat trade with Member States of the European Union need a meat manufacturer issued a commercial document. If the meat has been obtained in the territory to which the restrictions related to the outbreak of infectious diseases of animals, whether it is sent to another Member State of the European Union through a third country (a State which is not a member of the European Union), requires the official veterinarian of the completed and signed by a veterinary health certificate.
III. Special rules for swine fever cases 8. If in Latvia during the previous 12 months registered African swine fever by fresh pigmeat be prohibited from export to the other Member States of the European Union. If you have accepted the decision of the European Commission, may leave the fresh pig meat from certain areas of Latvia.
9. If Latvia European Union legislation on health status in the order is recognized as a country that has been officially established classical swine fever, may prohibit the introduction into Latvia from other Member States of fresh pigmeat obtained from pigs if so that meet the requirements of the legislation on the marketing of pigs between Member States of the European Union.
IV. final question 10. Be declared unenforceable for Min three Cabinet of 30 March 2004, the provisions of no. 203 "the veterinary requirements for the movement of fresh meat between Latvia and other Member States of the European Union" (Latvian journal, 2004, no. 64).
Informative reference to European Union directives, the regulations include provisions resulting from: 1) of the Council of 12 December 1972 directives 72/461/EEC on health prob ruled affects intra-Community trade in fresh meat;
2) Council 26 June 1964 to Directive 64/433/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in fresh meat.
Prime Minister a. Minister of Agriculture Halloween — Minister of finance Spurdziņš o. Editorial Note: rules shall enter into force on 5 March 2005.
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