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Meat - Poultrymeat

The current regime of hygiene rules was adopted in April 2004 by the European Parliament and the Council and became applicable on the 1st January 2006. This collection of legislation is often referred to as ‘The hygiene package’ and it aims to introduce consistency and clarity throughout the food production chain from 'farm to fork'.

The ‘hygiene package’ is comprised of rules on the following:


Specific Hygiene Requirements

Transport of live animals to the slaughterhouse

Requirements for slaughterhouses

Requirements for cutting plants

Slaughter Hygiene

Hygiene during and after cutting and boning

Slaughter on the farm

Microbiological criteria

Marketing Standards for Poultrymeat