FBOs must ensure that cutting plants handling meat of domestic ungulates (i.e. domestic bovine (including Bubalus and Bison species), porcine, ovine and caprine animals, and domestic solipeds) :
- are constructed so as to avoid contamination of meat, in particular by:
- allowing constant progress of the operations; or
- ensuring separation between the different production batches
- have rooms for the separate storage of packaged and exposed meat, unless stored at different times or in such a way that the packaging material and the manner of storage cannot be a source of contamination for the meat
- have cutting rooms equipped to ensure compliance with the requirements laid down in Chapter V (Hygiene during cutting and boning) of Regulation (EC) 853/2004
- have equipment for washing hands with taps designed to prevent the spread of contamination, for use by staff engaged in handling exposed meat and
- have facilities for disinfecting tools with hot water supplied at not less than 82°C, or an alternative system having an equivalent effect.