Organic Rules and Certification

Slaughter, minimum age - FR Regulation 2000

Leroux, Juliette (2005) Slaughter, minimum age - FR Regulation 2000. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Minimum age at slaughter is defined for each species of poultry (81 days for chickens, etc.)

Difference

Minimum age at slaughter is the same for every strain of poultry, whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 does not require this minimum age if the farmer uses slow growing strains.

Justification

By definition, slow growing strains mature after the other strains. There is absolutely no reason to slaughter them before the others. Plus 81 days is the minmum age for slaughter of chickens under the Label Rouge, the French conventional quality standard.

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 > France > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of fairness
ID Code:35
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:15 Apr 2010 15:25

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