Products of animal origin
Draft Commission Implementing Regulation amending Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/627 as regards uniform practical arrangements for the performance of official controls on products of animal origin. Language(s): English. Number of pages: 7
The revision aims at addressing a number of requests from Member States and stakeholders to provide more clarity on certain legal provisions related to official controls.
As regards official controls in meat, only clarifications, better consistency of wordings and a return to inspection practices applicable before the entry into force of the Regulation (December 2019) were aimed at.
As regards official controls in bivalve molluscs, the detection of Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) toxins will be permitted only using alternative methods not entailing the use of animals (the use of the mouse bioassay shall be forbidden); moreover taking into account that EFSA has concluded that there are no reports on adverse effects in humans associated with Pectenotoxins (PTX) group toxins, those toxins will be removed from the list of toxins to be tested during official controls.
As regards official controls in fishery products, taking into account that fishery products derived from aquaculture are tested to establish compliance as regards contaminants and pesticides, also wild caught fishery products should be tested to establish the compliance as regards contaminants.