Products of animal origin intended for human consumption
Draft Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) concerning specific rules for the performance of official controls on the production of meat and for production and relaying areas of live bivalve molluscs in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Text with EEA relevance); Draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) laying down uniform practical arrangements for the performance of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005 as regards official controls (Text with EEA relevance)
The two draft Regulations lay down official controls in products of animal origin intended for human consumption. They replace the current rules of Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 which will be repealed. The controls mainly concern fresh meat (meat inspection), bivalve molluscs, fishery products, milk and dairy products.
Draft Delegated Regulation focuses on who should carry out the meat inspection and provides derogations to the basic requirements laid down in Article 18 of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 on official controls.
Draft Implementing Regulation lays down practical arrangements (what and how) for the official controls in the products of animal origin.
These draft Regulations intend to provide continuity of the current rules of Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 introducing adaptation to better define to adapt to currently most relevant hazards, using a risk-based approach based on scientific opinions of the European Food Safety Authority.
The two texts are notified together because they are linked to each other. One focuses on who is responsible for the official controls and the other on the specific tasks to be carried out.