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Schleswig-Holstein

Meat production / slaughter: ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Anyone wishing to slaughter animals whose meat is intended for human consumption must have the animals officially inspected.

If you slaughter animals whose meat is intended for human consumption, you must have the animals officially inspected before and after slaughter. This applies to

  • Cattle,
  • pigs,
  • sheep,
  • goats,
  • horses and other hoofed animals,
  • poultry,
  • lagomorphs,
  • farmed game.

The inspection requirement also applies to domestic slaughter.


Who should I contact?
  • To the veterinary office (official veterinarian) or
  • to the food monitoring office of the district or independent city.
Which documents are required?

Information on the food chain.

What are the fees?

Fees are charged in accordance with the fee schedule of the responsible office. Detailed information can be obtained from the responsible office.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The competent authority must be notified of slaughtering in good time (at least 24 hours in advance).

Emergency slaughtering must be considered separately; in any case, the competent authority must be informed immediately.

Legal basis
  • German Food and Feed Code (Lebensmittel-, Bedarfsgegenstände- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch - LFGB),
  • Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin,
  • Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council of March 15, 2017 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law and rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products
  • Ordinance on hygiene requirements for the production, handling and placing on the market of certain foodstuffs of animal origin (Animal Food Hygiene Ordinance - Tier-LMHV)
  • Ordinance regulating certain issues relating to the official monitoring of the production, handling and placing on the market of foodstuffs of animal origin (Animal Food Monitoring Ordinance - Tier-LMÜV).
What else should I know?

Commercial slaughtering may (since October 1, 2010) only be carried out in officially approved establishments(food businesses).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Teaser

Anyone wishing to slaughter animals whose meat is intended for human consumption must have the animals officially inspected.

Who should I contact?

  • To the veterinary office (official veterinarian) or
  • to the food monitoring office of the district or independent city.

Which documents are required?

Information on the food chain.

What are the fees?

Fees are charged in accordance with the fee schedule of the responsible office. Detailed information can be obtained from the responsible office.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The competent authority must be notified of slaughtering in good time (at least 24 hours in advance).

Emergency slaughtering must be considered separately; in any case, the competent authority must be informed immediately.

Legal basis

  • German Food and Feed Code (Lebensmittel-, Bedarfsgegenstände- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch - LFGB),
  • Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin,
  • Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council of March 15, 2017 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law and rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products
  • Ordinance on hygiene requirements for the production, handling and placing on the market of certain foodstuffs of animal origin (Animal Food Hygiene Ordinance - Tier-LMHV)
  • Ordinance regulating certain issues relating to the official monitoring of the production, handling and placing on the market of foodstuffs of animal origin (Animal Food Monitoring Ordinance - Tier-LMÜV).

What else should I know?

Commercial slaughtering may (since October 1, 2010) only be carried out in officially approved establishments(food businesses).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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