Organic Rules and Certification

Slaughter, minimum age, pigs - FR Regulation 2000

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

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Summary

Minimum age of slaughter for pigs is 182 days.

Difference

French regulation defines a minimum age at slaughter for pigs. There is no such obligation in the EU Regulation 2092/91.

Justification

The aim is to avoid organic pigs with poor meat quaity. 182 days is the minimum age for slaughter of pigs under 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
Principle of health
ID Code:36
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:15 Apr 2010 15:27

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