How Canada defines meat legally

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COMMISSION DECISION of 29 November 1996 amending Decision 80/804 / EEC on animal health conditions and veterinary certification for imports of fresh meat from Canada (text with EEA relevance) (96/727 / EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

based on the Treaty establishing the European Community,

based on Council Regulation (EEC) No. 72/462 / EEC of 12 December 1972 regulating animal health and animal health issues relating to the importation of cattle and pigs and fresh meat from third countries (1), as last amended by the Act on the accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, in particular Article 16,

Whereas:

Commission Decision 80/804 / EEC (2), as last amended by Decision 81/662 / EEC (3), regulates the animal health conditions and veterinary certification for imports of fresh meat from Canada.

Cattle meat can be permitted without the risk of the disease spreading, provided that these animals come from Canada or the United States of America or have spent part of the time there.

Canada and the United States of America have given the Commission an undertaking that they and the Member States will be informed within 24 hours at the latest if the occurrence of a serious animal disease is confirmed.

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Veterinary Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

article 1

The Annex to Decision 80/804 / EEC is replaced by the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This decision shall apply from the 15th day following its notification to the Member States.

Article 3

This decision is addressed to all Member States.

Brussels, 29 November 1996

For the Commission

Franz FISCHLER

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No. L 302, 31. 12. 1972, p. 28.

(2) OJ No. L 236, 9. 9. 1980, p. 25.

(3) OJ No. L 237, 22. 8. 1981, p. 33.

ATTACHMENT

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ANIMAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE

for fresh meat (1) from cattle, pigs, sheep and goats, as well as solipeds kept as domestic animals, intended for dispatch to the European Community

Destination country:

Number of the health certificate (2):

Exporting country: CANADA

Responsible Ministry:

Issuing authority:

Reference: (optional)

I. Information to identify the meat

Meat from: (species)

Type of cuts:

Kind of package:

Number of parts or packages:

Net weight:

II. Origin of the meat

Address (es) and veterinary control number (s) (2) of the approved slaughterhouse (s):

Address (es) and veterinary control number (s) (2) of the approved cutting plant (s):

III. Determination of the meat

The meat is shipped from (place of dispatch)

to (destination and country)

with the following means of transport (3):

Name and address of the consignor:

Name and address of the recipient:

(1) Fresh meat - all parts of domestic animals of the species cattle, pigs, sheep and goats that are suitable for human consumption and of solipeds that are kept as domestic animals that have not been subjected to any treatment affecting their durability. However, meat that has undergone cold treatment is also considered fresh.

(2) Optional if the country of destination authorizes the importation of fresh meat for purposes other than human consumption in accordance with Article 19 (a) of Directive 72/462 / EEC and Chapter 10 of Annex I to Directive 92/118 / EEC.

(3) In the case of railway wagons and trucks, the registration number, in the case of airplanes the flight number and in the case of ships, the name of the ship.

IV. Health certificate

I, the undersigned official veterinarian, certify that the fresh meat described above comes from the following animals:

- in the case of fresh meat from bovine animals from animals which have been kept in Canada or the United States of America for at least three months before slaughter or, in the case of animals younger than three months, since birth;

- for fresh meat from pigs, sheep and goats from animals that have been kept in Canada for at least three months before slaughter or, for animals younger than three months, since birth;

- in the case of fresh meat from solipeds kept as pets, from animals that have been at least three months prior to slaughter or, in the case of animals younger than three months, since birth in Canada or the United States of America have been held;

- in the case of fresh meat from pigs from animals that do not come from holdings that have been subject to a ban for animal health reasons in the past six weeks due to the occurrence of swine brucellosis;

- for fresh meat from sheep and goats from animals that do not come from holdings that have been subject to a ban for animal health reasons due to the occurrence of sheep and goat brucellosis in the last six weeks.

Issued in (place) on (date)

(Signature of the official veterinarian) (1)

Stamp (1)

(Name in capital letters, official title and qualifications of the undersigned)

(1) The color of the signature and seal must differ from the printing color of the certificate.

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