Ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
If you slaughter animals for commercial purposes whose meat is intended for human consumption, you must have the animals officially inspected before and after slaughter. This concerns the slaughter of: cattle pigs sheep goats horses and other ungulates, Poultry if applicable If applicable, rabbits Farm game. The obligation to inspect also applies to domestic slaughter except for rabbits and poultry without physical abnormalities.
Information on the food chain shall be provided.
Commercial slaughter may only be carried out in establishments approved for this purpose, which must therefore be known to the authorities. In the case of poultry and lagofish, there are exceptions based on the number of animals slaughtered per year and which must be obtained from the competent authority.
- Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin Opens in new window
- Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs Opens in new window
- Animal Food Monitoring Ordinance (Tier-LMÜV) Opens in new window
- Animal Food Hygiene Ordinance (Tier-LMHV) Opens in new window
- Food and Feed Code (LFGB) Opens in new window
- Verordnungen (EU) 2019/624 und 2019/627, die die Durchführung der amtliche Kontrollen regeln (EG) Nr. 854/2004 mit besonderen Verfahrensvorschriften für die amtliche Überwachung von zum menschlichen Verzehr bestimmten Erzeugnissen tierischen Ursprungs Opens in new window
- Animal Welfare Slaughter Ordinance (TierSchlV) Opens in new window
They shall indicate the animals intended for slaughter for slaughter inspection. This is done by an official veterinarian, who releases the healthy animal for slaughter. Afterwards, you may carry out the slaughter if you have knowledge. After killing the animal, the official veterinarian looks at the meat obtained and its organs. If there are no abnormalities, the meat is released for further processing. In the case of pigs and horses, trichinella (roundworms) are then carried out before the meat is then released for further processing.
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