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Joint Ministerial Decision No. 1384/41923 establishing additional measures necessary for the implementation of Regulations 178/2002, 882/2004 and 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission on traceability and labelling of meat, and official controls on the meat market.

Document type
Food & nutrition
Enforcement/compliance Food quality control/food safety Slaughtering Traceability/product tracing Hygiene/sanitary procedures Packaging/labelling Internal trade International trade
Geographical area
Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
The Decision enters into force on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.

This Decision takes the necessary measures to implement the provisions of Article 26 of Regulation No. 1169/2011, Regulation No. 1337/2013, Article 18 of Regulation No 178/2002, Regulation No. 931/2011 and Regulation No. 882/2004, on the traceability and labelling of meat and the official controls on the meat market. The provisions of this Decision shall apply to prepackaged or non-prepackaged, chilled and frozen meat of pigs, sheep and goats, poultry, minced meat, and other edible parts. It applies to meat preparations and meat products other than those relating to the final labelling of Article 4; It also applies to: slaughtering animals originated from the territory or other EU Member States or third countries, dealing with the marketing, movement, slicing, processing and standardization of meat; retail sale of meat, such as butchers and retailers. The meat intended for delivery to the final consumer or to mass catering establishments shall be labelled in accordance with the provisions of EU Regulation No. 1169/2011 and EU Regulation No. 1337/2013.

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References - Legislation


Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety

Legislation | 2002

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Early warning system/emergency intervention system, Institution, Data collection/reporting, Packaging/labelling, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Animal feed/feedstuffs


Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules.

Legislation | 2004

Keyword: Animal feed/feedstuffs, Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Food additives, Inspection, Internal trade, International trade, Enforcement/compliance, Animal health, Animal welfare


Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers.

Legislation | 2011

Keyword: Access-to-information, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Food quality control/food safety, Nutrition


Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 931/2011 on the traceability requirements set by Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council for food of animal origin.

Legislation | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Data collection/reporting