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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No 209, Riga, 30 March 2004 (pr. Nr. 17, § 19) the rules concerning animal health requirements for trade in fresh poultry meat Issued pursuant to article 25 of the law of veterinary medicine of i. General questions 1. lays down health requirements for animals and for fresh poultry (hens, turkeys, Guinea fowls, ducks, geese, quails, pigeons, pheasants, partridges and Guinea-fowl) meat (any part of poultry intended for human consumption and has not been subject to any except the cold treatment to ensure its preservation) (meat) for trade with Member States of the European Union and imports from countries which are not Member States of the European Union (hereinafter third country).
2. the rules shall not apply to fresh meat and meat products: 2.1. located in the personal luggage of travellers and intended for personal consumption (meat imported from third countries, no more than one kilogram);
2.2. what small batches sent to private persons, provided that they are not being used for profit (meat imported from third countries, no more than one kilogram);
2.3. consumed by international flight crew and passengers of the vehicle.
II. requirements for importation of meat from the European Union Member States, 3 by Latvia from European Union Member States, meet the following requirements: 3.1 the poultry is kept in the territory of the European Union from the time of hatching or has been imported from a third country legislation on animal health requirements for trade with Member States of the European Union (which introduces the Council on 15 October 1990 directive 90/539/EEC on animal health rules governing trade in poultry and hatching eggs in the community and imports from other third countries, in accordance with the procedure laid down requirements);
3.2. poultry grown on the farm (place where bred or kept for breeding or productive poultry): 3.2.1. with no restrictions in connection with the spread of poultry diseases;
3.2.2. located in the geographical area, with no restrictions related to the spread of poultry diseases;
3.3. poultry during transport to the slaughterhouse is not touched by other poultry suffering from avian influenza and Newcastle disease;
3.4. poultry during transport to the slaughterhouse has been transported through the geographical areas which are declared free of avian influenza and Newcastle disease. Transport through these areas is allowed if used in the national road or rail;
3.5. the slaughtered poultry in the slaughterhouse, which is not a registered poultry suffering from avian influenza or Newcastle disease;
3.6. the meat is marked these rules 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in accordance with the procedure laid down in point;
3.7. not suspected that the meat is infected with avian influenza or Newcastle disease.
4. Meat labelled according to regulations on meat and meat product labelling requirements.
5. Meat which does not comply with this rule 3.2., 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5. the requirements in paragraph: 5.1 from, transported and stored separately from the European Union market for meat. These actions are not carried out at the European Union market for meat and the provisions referred to in paragraph 7 of meat;
5.2. use in a way that prevents them from mixing with the meat intended for the Community market unless it is treated the laws concerning animal health conditions for trade in meat products by the Member States of the European Union (which introduces the 1980 Council Directive 80/215/EEC on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade in meat products, requirements).
6. the epizootic of Newcastle disease cases of fresh poultry meat labelling may indicate that the meat is not intended for trading to the Member States of the European Union, if the poultry: 6.1 grown holding situated in the surveillance zone (zone around the infected holding by at least three kilometres radius determined by the food and veterinary service), and in accordance with the results of the epidemiological monitoring is not in contact with the infected holding.
6.2. grown the herd that the virological examination no later than five days before the transport of fresh poultrymeat is carried out by the start of the food and veterinary service national veterinary diagnostic Center and the presence of the disease is not detected;
6.3. grown on the farm, in which, in accordance with the food and veterinary service of the opinion of the inspectors have not found the presence of Newcastle disease signs. The verification shall be carried out no later than 24 hours before the fresh bird meat handling;
6.4. directly transported from the place of production to the food and veterinary service officer sealed vehicle. In this case, the vehicle after every transport times are cleaned and disinfected;
6.5. check of the slaughterhouse in order to detect the possible presence of Newcastle disease.
III. Requirements for the import of meat from third countries 7. Meat from a third country to the territory of Latvia is authorised if it is produced in the countries or parts of countries included in the list approved by the European Commission, and it is the sender's State official veterinarian on veterinary health certificate that: 7.1 released meat the day of loading;
7.2. sending, receiving, drawn up and import control enforcers in national languages;
7.3. the official veterinarian of the sending State's assurance that the meat satisfies the requirements of the community;
7.4. are presented on a single page;
7.5. has been issued for a given sender.
8. Entry into the meat, produce a veterinary health certificate.
9. these provisions 2.3 unloading the meat referred to in subparagraphs, it shall be destroyed. Meat is not destroyed when it is transhipped from one means of transport to another.
10. Health certificate is to import goods.
IV. Closing questions 11. food and veterinary service in accordance with the international treaties concluded controlled by third-country companies that have not been tested in accordance with European Union veterinary requirements.
12. the rules shall enter into force on 1 May 2004.
13. Be declared unenforceable in the Cabinet September 2, 2003 rules no. 482 "requirements for fresh meat, meat products and by-products into the Latvia, for export and transit" (Latvian journal, 2003, 121 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, Deputy Prime Minister a. Minister of Agriculture shlesers m. rose Editorial Note: rules shall enter into force on 1 May 2004.
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