Organic Rules and Certification

Meat, tenderising methods - UK Soil Association Organic Standards 2005

Padel, Susanne and Lowman, Steve (2005) Meat, tenderising methods - UK Soil Association Organic Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The use of tenderising substances on live animals is prohibited. Electrical tenderisation of meat may be used with Soil Association permission. Soil Association Organic Standards. Paragraphs 42.8.7 and 42.10.6.

Difference

Soil Association standards are more detailed than EU Regulation 2092/91. Soil Association standards prohibit the use of tenderising substances on live animals, but they allow the use of electrical tenderisation of meat, with their permission. EU Regulation does not refer to procedures for the tenderisation of meat.

Justification

Introduction of tenderising enzymes into the vascular systems of animals before slaughter is an invasive technique with potential welfare problems.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Product handling, storage, processing, transportation and packaging - not in EC Reg > Processing and manufactoring

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Slaughter
Processing > Specific processing rules for product groups
Processing
Country/Standard: Europe > UK > Soil Association Organic Standards
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:259
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:09 Nov 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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