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Presidential Decree No. 599 on health requirements which fresh meat must fulfil in the context of intra-Community and third-countries trade.

Country/Territory
Greece
Document type
Regulation
Date
1985
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Efimeris tis Kyverniseos No. 213, Part I, 18 December 1985, pp. 4135-4166.
Subject
Livestock, Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Meat Standards International trade Hygiene/sanitary procedures Inspection Slaughtering Transport/storage Cattle Sheep/goats Swine
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
The Decree shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.
Abstract

The provisions of the present Decree establish health requirements which fresh meat must fulfil in the context of intra-Community and third-countries trade. The Decree is divided into three sections. Section A (articles 1-13) lays down health rules and requirements for consignment to Greece, by EC-member counties, of fresh meat intended for human consumption deriving from domestic animals of the following species: bovine animals (including the species Bubalus bubalis and Bison bison), swine, sheep and goats, and domestic solipeds, in compliance with the provisions of Council Directive 91/497/EEC. Section B (articles 14-33) set forth health requirements and restrictions on importation of bovine animals, swine and fresh meat from third countries, in accordance with Council Directive 72/462/EEC, as amended. Section C (articles 34-35) regards provisions for avoiding the spread of animal infectious diseases within the European Community or in third countries. The Decree contains eight Annexes as follows: Annex A, General conditions for the approval of slaughterhouses; Annex B, Specimen public health certificate for fresh meat intended for consignment to Greece; Annexes C and D, Import inspection certificate for fresh meat imported to Greece from third Countries; Annex E, Method for carrying out a trichinoscopic test; Annex F, Requirements for suitably equipped laboratories for carrying out trichinoscopic tests; Annex G, Labelling of meat which has undergone a trichinoscopic test; Annex H, Conditions for the approval of cold stores.

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References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 91/497/EEC amending and consolidating Directive 64/433/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in fresh meat to extend it to the production and marketing of fresh meat.

Legislation | European Union | 1991

Keyword: Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Meat, Certification, Slaughtering, Standards, International trade, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 72/462/EEC on health and veterinary inspection problems upon importation of bovine animals and swine and fresh meat from third countries.

Legislation | European Union | 1972

Keyword: International trade, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Food quality control/food safety, Cattle, Sheep/goats, Swine

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Presidential Decree No. 44 completing Presidential Decrees Nos. 599/1985 and 125/1986.

Legislation | Greece | 1988

Keyword: Animal health, Pests/diseases, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, International trade, Marking/identification, Animal by-products, Residues, Vaccination

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Presidential Decree No. 43 amending and completing Presidential Decree No. 599 on imported fresh meat health requirements.

Legislation | Greece | 1988

Keyword: Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Cattle, Swine, Internal trade, Standards, Slaughtering, Sheep/goats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Presidential Decree No. 497 amending Presidential Decree No. 678/1982 and completing Presidential Decree No. 599/1985.

Legislation | Greece | 1989

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, MRL-maximum residue limit, Meat, Hormones/steroids, Pesticides, Drugs, Animal health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Presidential Decree No. 115 amending and completing Presidential Decrees Nos. 678/1982 and 599/1985, in compliance with Commission Directives 88/299/EEC and 89/321/ΕEC.

Legislation | Greece | 1990

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Meat, Hormones/steroids, Animal health, Drugs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Presidential Decree No. 345 amending and completing Presidential Decree No. 599 on imported fresh meat health requirements, in compliance with Commission Directive 94/59/EC.

Legislation | Greece | 1997

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Meat, Standards, International trade, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Swine, Pests/diseases, Animal health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX