Due to changes in the pig population in the Czech Republic, higher lean meat content can be expected for the present population of pigs for slaughter, is for this reason that Czech Republic has requested the Commission to authorise the replacement of the formulas used for grading pig carcasses on its territory and has presented a detailed description of the dissection trial, indicating the principles on which those formulas are based, the result of its dissection trial and the equations used for assessing the percentage of lean meat. Examination of that request has revealed that the conditions for authorising those new formulas are fulfilled. Those formulas should therefore be authorised in the Czech Republic.
On the oder hand, the Czech Republic has requested the Commission to be authorised to provide for a presentation of pig carcasses different from the standard presentation defined in the first paragraph of point B.III of Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007. The Czech Republic specified that in its territory it is commercial practice that carcasses can be presented without ears and with the flare fat. These presentations that differ from the standard presentation should therefore be authorised in the Czech Republic. In order to establish quotations for pig carcasses on a comparable basis, this different presentation should be taken into account by adjusting the weight recorded in such cases in relation to the weight for standard presentation. Decision 2005/1/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.
Thursday April 18, 2013/ JOUE/ European Union.