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

Anyone who wants to slaughter animals whose meat is intended for human consumption must have the animals officially examined.

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

  • Cattle
  • Pigs
  • Sheep
  • Goats
  • horses and other ungulates,
  • Poultry
  • rabbits,
  • Farm game.

The obligation to inspect also applies to domestic slaughter.

Information on the food chain.

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Commercial slaughter may (since 1 October 2010) only be carried out in establishments approved by the authorities ( food companies ).

  • Food, Consumer Goods and Feed Code (Food and Feed Code - LFGB),
  • Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin,
  • Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 laying down specific rules of procedure for official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption;
  • Ordinance on hygiene requirements for the production, treatment and placing on the market of certain foods of animal origin (Animal Food Hygiene Ordinance - Tier-LMHV),
  • Ordinance regulating certain questions relating to official controls on the production, treatment and placing on the market of food of animal origin (Animal Food Monitoring Ordinance - Tier-LMÜV).

Related Links

  • LFGB
  • Regulation (EC) No 853/2004
  • Regulation (EC) No 854/2004
  • Animal LMHV
  • Animal LMÜV

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