Meat, meat products and other animal produce (ICS 67.120)
Selected quality, specification for fresh, chilled and frozen meat of small cattle and meat products from meat of small cattle (sheep and goats) V1 (number of pages: 17) (17 page(s), in English)
A specification was prepared by producers and breeders of small cattle (goats and sheep), represented by the Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia, and processors, represented by the Association of the meat industry of Slovenia. The specification was also approved by the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce.
The specification prescribes additional requirements for breeding of small cattle and labeling of meat and meat products with an indication "selected quality". Additional requirements relate mainly to breeding small cattle, a minimum period of pasture, a list of individual feed that may not be used, a transportation time and additional animal health requirements.
The specification also prescribes conditions for additional labeling with the indication "farm product", which requires products to be produced on a farm, dealing with processing, with a maximum of three employees, animals must be born and reared on the farm, meat and meat products must be smoked in a classical way with smoke, meat must be cured using a dry or wet process. It is not allowed to add artificial flavors, extracts, colors, flavor enhancers, ripening accelerators and other technological additives (carob flour, soy and milk proteins, starch, etc).
The specification refers to the labeling of meat and meat products from small cattle when animals were born, raised, slaughtered and processed in the same country. Requirements of specification thus relate to the labeling of the country of production and processing of the basic raw material. The indication of the country of production and processing is interchangeable when the production and processing of the basic raw material take place in the same country.