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Schleswig-Holstein

Marketing of poultry meat

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

There are marketing standards for poultry meat to simplify trade. They are intended to make the market more transparent. They apply to certain categories of poultry meat from chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowl. This poultry meat may only be marketed within the EU if it complies with these standards and has not undergone any treatment (with the exception of cold treatment).

Inspectors from the "Trade Class Monitoring" department check the quality of the poultry meat. They also check compliance with the minimum conditions by poultry producers who are authorized to use information on the type of farming (e.g. free-range, free-range, extensive free-range). Furthermore, the correct labeling of poultry meat (fresh, frozen, deep-frozen), poultry cuts, pre-packaged poultry meat and non-pre-packaged poultry meat is checked at all trade levels. The water content of frozen or deep-frozen chicken is also checked, which must not exceed a certain technically unavoidable value.

Violations of the applicable legal regulations are punished with warnings or fines. If necessary, it will also be checked whether the company's registration for the production of poultry from special forms of husbandry should be withdrawn.


Who should I contact?

To the State Laboratory, Department: Monitoring of veterinary medicinal products, animal feed and commercial classes.

Legal basis
  • Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organization of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation),
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 543/2008 of June 16, 2008 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 as regards marketing standards for poultrymeat,
  • Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labeling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91,
  • Regulation on marketing standards for poultry meat (GFlFleischV).
What else should I know?

Further information can be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein".

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

To the State Laboratory, Department: Monitoring of veterinary medicinal products, animal feed and commercial classes.

Legal basis

  • Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organization of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation),
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 543/2008 of June 16, 2008 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 as regards marketing standards for poultrymeat,
  • Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labeling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91,
  • Regulation on marketing standards for poultry meat (GFlFleischV).

What else should I know?

Further information can be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein".

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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