there is evidence or reasons to suspect that they may contain chemical residues in excess of the levels laid down in Community legislation, or residues of forbidden substances. The performance of official controls pursuant to this Regulation shall be without prejudice to food business operators' primary legal responsibility for ensuring food safety, as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority, and laying down procedures in matters of food safety (11), and any civil or criminal liability arising from the breach of their obligations. 1924/2006 ... Verordnung (EG) 853/2004 mit spezifischen Hygienevorschriften für Lebensmittel tierischen Ursprungs; Verordnung (EG) 853/2004. emaciation and/or general or localised oedema, recent pleural or peritoneal adhesions, and. The official veterinarian is to verify compliance with the food business operator's duty under Regulation (EC) No .../2004 to ensure that animals that have such hide, skin or fleece conditions that there is an unacceptable risk of contamination of the meat during slaughter are not slaughtered for human consumption unless they are cleaned beforehand. The official veterinarian may impose requirements concerning the use of meat derived from animals having undergone emergency slaughter outside the slaughterhouse. Any overshooting of the relevant level should lead to additional analyses whenever appropriate; without prejudice to more specific Community legislation, derives from animals or carcases containing residues of forbidden substances or from animals that have been treated with forbidden substances; (k)consists of the liver and kidneys of animals more than two years old from regions where implementation of plans approved in accordance with Article 5 of Directive 96/23/EC has revealed the generalised presence of heavy metals in the environment; has been treated illegally with decontaminating substances; has been treated illegally with ionising or UV-rays; contains foreign bodies (except, in the case of wild game, material used to hunt the animal); exceeds the maximum permitted radioactivity levels laid down under Community legislation; indicates patho-physiological changes, anomalies in consistency, insufficient bleeding (except for wild game) or organoleptic anomalies, in particular a pronounced sexual odour; contains specified risk material, except as provided for under Community legislation; shows soiling, faecal or other contamination; consists of blood that may constitute a risk to public or animal health owing to the health status of any animal from which it derives or contamination arising during the slaughter process; in the opinion of the official veterinarian, after examination of all the relevant information, it may constitute a risk to public or animal health or is for any other reason not suitable for human consumption. Community legislation on food safety should have a sound scientific basis. For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply: "official control" means any form of control that the competent authority performs for the verification of compliance with food law, including animal health and animal welfare rules; "verification" means checking, by examination and the provision of objective evidence, whether specified requirements have been fulfilled; "competent authority" means the central authority of a Member State competent to carry out veterinary checks or any authority to which it has delegated that competence; "audit" means a systematic and independent examination to determine whether activities and related results comply with planned arrangements and whether these arrangements are implemented effectively and are suitable to achieve objectives; "inspection" means the examination of establishments, of animals and food, and the processing thereof, of food businesses, and their management and production systems, including documents, finished product testing and feeding practices, and of the origin and destination of production inputs and outputs, in order to verify compliance with the legal requirements in all cases; "official veterinarian" means a veterinarian qualified, in accordance with this Regulation, to act in such a capacity and appointed by the competent authority; "approved veterinarian" means a veterinarian designated by the competent authority to carry out specific official controls on holdings on its behalf; "official auxiliary" means a person qualified, in accordance with this Regulation, to act in such a capacity, appointed by the competent authority and working under the authority and responsibility of an official veterinarian; and. 0000003528 00000 n The tongue must be freed to permit a detailed visual inspection of the mouth and the fauces and must itself be visually examined and palpated. Ante-mortem inspection at the holding of provenance is to comprise: checks on records or documentation at the holding, including food chain information; the examination of the pigs to determine whether: they have a disease or condition which may be transmitted to animals or humans through handling or eating the meat, or are behaving, individually or collectively, in a manner indicating that such a disease may occur, they show disturbance of general behaviour or signs of disease which may make the meat unfit for human consumption, or. identifying and commenting on parts of slaughtered animals in which changes have occurred. A certificate conforming to the specimen in Chapter X, Part A, is to accompany live animals inspected at the holding. § 281 [BGB] SchE statt der Leistung wg. 7. health-marking takes place on the external surface of the carcase, by stamping the mark in ink or hot branding, and in such a manner that, if carcases are cut into half carcases or quarters, or half carcases are cut into three pieces, each piece bears a health mark. An establishment may be placed on such a list only if the competent authority of the third country of origin guarantees that: that establishment, together with any establishments handling raw material of animal origin used in the manufacture of the products of animal origin concerned, complies with relevant Community requirements, in particular those of Regulation (EC) No .../2004 (22), or with requirements that were determined to be equivalent to such requirements when deciding to add that third country to the relevant list in accordance with Article 11; an official inspection service in that third country supervises the establishments and makes available to the Commission, where necessary, all relevant information on establishments furnishing raw materials; and. A risk-based approach shall be followed to assess the number of official staff that need to be present on the slaughter line in any given slaughterhouse. The official veterinarian shall carry out inspection tasks in slaughterhouses, game handling establishments and cutting plants placing fresh meat on the market in accordance with the general requirements of Section I, Chapter II, of Annex I, and with the specific requirements of Section IV, in particular as regards: specified risk material and other animal by-products; and. This Chapter is to apply without prejudice to animal health rules on health marking. The pigs are to be sent directly to slaughter and not to be mixed with other pigs. This Regulation lays down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin. If no Member State objects to the new or updated list within 20 working days of the Commission's notification, imports shall be authorised from establishments appearing on the list 10 working days after the day on which the Commission makes it available to the public. fishery products containing biotoxins such as Ciguatera or other toxins dangerous to human health. Translator. April 2004 mit besonderen Verfahrensvorschriften fr die amtliche Überwachung von zum menschlichen Verzehr bestimmten Erzeugnissen tierischen Ursprungs (ABl. supramammarii). Der Erwerb umfassender beruflicher Handlungskompetenz steht im Vordergrund und wird durch die ... und zur Aufhebung der Verordnungen (EG) Nr. However, in exceptional circumstances, such as a serious breakdown of the slaughter facilities, the official veterinarian may allow direct movements to another slaughterhouse. other obvious extensive changes, such as putrefaction. The official auxiliary is, wherever possible, to undertake annual continuing education activities. before proposing implementing measures on the matters referred to in Article 18, points (5) to (15). However, when the competent authority is satisfied that a candidate has acquired all the required knowledge as part of a university degree, or through continuing education resulting in a post-graduate qualification, it may waive the requirement for a test. These official controls may involve inspections and/or the monitoring of controls that professional organisations carry out. However, when the animal is not generally infected with cysticercus, the parts not infected may be declared fit for human consumption after having undergone a cold treatment. When knowledge of toxin accumulation rates is available for a group of species growing in the same area, a species with the highest rate may be used as an indicator species. Official controls on the production and placing on the market of fishery products are to include, in particular: a regular check on the hygiene conditions of landing and first sale; inspections at regular intervals of vessels and establishments on land, including fish auctions and wholesale markets, to check, in particular: where appropriate, whether the conditions for approval are still fulfilled. In these circumstances, the official veterinarian shall be present at anti-mortem and post-mortem examinations, shall supervise these activities and carry out regular performance tests to ensure that the performance of the slaughterhouse tasks meets the specific criteria laid down by the competent authority, and shall document the results of those performance tests. the official auxiliary documents his/her procedures and findings in a manner that allows the official veterinarian to be satisfied that standards are being met. Training and test should cover wild game, farmed game and lagomorphs, where appropriate. (19) Note for the Official Journal: insert number of Regulation laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin (see recital 1, 2nd Regulation). When the official veterinarian discovers that rules concerning the protection of animals during transport are not being respected, he or she is to take necessary measures in accordance with the relevant Community legislation. In addition, each official veterinarian is to undergo practical training for a probationary period of at least 200 hours before starting to work independently. However, conditional approval shall not exceed a total of six months. Europäische Schnellwarnsysteme ... Fragen und Antworten zur Gemeinschaftsliste nach Artikel 13 Absatz 3 der Verordnung (EG) Nr. 854/2004 und der VO (EG) Nr. In view of their specific expertise, it is appropriate for official veterinarians to carry out audits and inspections of slaughterhouses, game handling establishments and certain cutting plants. A Member State may adopt national measures adapting the requirements of Annex I only: in compliance with a decision adopted in accordance with paragraph 6; if, one month after the expiry of the period referred to in paragraph 6, the Commission has not informed Member States that it has received written comments or that it intends to propose the adoption of a decision in accordance with paragraph 6.