Ministry of Agrarian Policy needs to create a network of certified slaughter shops

Submitted by bashun on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:37

Before prohibiting the sale of domestic meat, in Ukraine it is necessary to create a network of certified slaughter shops in the villages.

This is reported by AgroPolit.

According to the Deputy Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Council Denys Marchuk, as of December 1, 2017,  2.7 million were raised in private households out of 3.9 million heads of cattle; out of 6.5 million pigs - 3.1 million were raised in domestic conditions; out of 1.4 million sheep and goats - 1.2 million were "peasant".

There are no international requirements for the ban of domestic meat. However, the Law of Ukraine "On Basic Principles and Requirements for the Safety and Quality of Food Products" prohibits the turnover of meat without the marks of fitness indicated on the parts of carcasses.

However, from April this year another clause of the same law comes into force. "Since April 4, 2018, the Law of Ukraine" On state control over compliance with the legislation on food products, feed, animal by-products, animal health and welfare "comes into force," reports the press service of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection.

Article 34 of this Law introduces the norm on the reduction of the slaughter volume of domestic animals not in the slaughterhouse to three heads of domestic cloven-hoofed animals or other hoofed animals per week. In other words, if a peasant or a small farmer has more than 3 wild boars, then already in the "domestic" conditions at the same time slaughter them they have no right. This is indicated in cl. 34 of the Law of Ukraine "On Basic Principles and Requirements for Safety and Quality of Food Products".

"The ban on homestead slaughter is introduced, but the Ministry of Agrarian Policy did not organize preparatory work to implement such a decision. To implement this decision, certified slaughter shops should already be built, in which all norms and rules of biosafety will be observed, " says the chairman of the association of livestock producers of Ukraine Iryna Palamar.
 

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