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Slaughter, general requirements - SE KRAV Standards 2006

Mattsson, Eva (2006) Slaughter, general requirements - SE KRAV Standards 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The standards for slaughter of animals are detailed standards on how animals should be transported, kept in the lairage, stunned and slaughtered. Groups of animals are not allowed to be mixed with for them unknown animals. The slaughter of the animals should normally take place on the same day as arrival to the slaughterhouse. The waiting animals should have access to water and for animals kept more than 4 hours access to roughage and bedded lying areas. The movement of animals within the slaughterhouse should be without physical violence and electric pods are not allowed. Animals should be checked individually for successful stunning and bleeding to death should occur without the awareness of unstunned animals. Each animal should be checked to ensure that it is dead. (KRAV Standards Chapter 10).

Difference

KRAV standards are more detailed and have additional requirements to the EU Regulation 2092/91. The EU Regulation states that the slaughter must be handled in such a way that stress to the animals is reduced to a minimum.

Justification

Animal welfare in all parts of an animals life and on the way death is seen to be very important by all stakeholders involved; producers, handlers, traders, supermarkets, NGOs and consumers.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal husbandry, management, transport, identification of livestock products/slaughter - Annex I B6

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Slaughter
Country/Standard: Europe > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:1062
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:27 Aug 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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