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Germany approves a new state and voluntary label in favour of animal health

The federal government has agreed on the introduction of a state and uniform label in favour of animal health to tag animal-derived food. The Bill on the labelling in favour of animal welfare was approved last September 4th, and it would regulate in a first stage, the labelling of pork.

Friday 20 September 2019 (2 months 22 days ago)
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According to the Bill submitted, the use of the label will be voluntary, and it will be linked to the fulfilment of certain criteria stricter than the minimum legal requirements in force in Germany.

The label will be applicable, in a first phase, only to the pig sector, and in a second phase its use is expected to expand to other animal production sectors.

To optimise the chance for commercialisation, a label has been created that encompasses three levels:

  • animal rearing,
  • animal transport and
  • animal slaughter.

The German government commits, in the aforementioned Bill, to undertake the initiative in favour of a compulsory label at all the EU level, and to dedicate all its efforts to make that this label is introduced at an EU scale. The way to proceed to get to regulate a compulsory and binding label at a national level will still be analysed.

The use of the label will be also open to foreign operators, provided that they prove that they have fulfilled all the corresponding legal regulations.

The Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Ms Julia Klöckner, described the Project approved by the Cabinet as “a great success”. “It implies a decisive step forward towards a better animal welfare, a better guidance and transparency for the consumers, as well as more safety regarding the farmers’ income.”

September 2019/ BMEL/ Germany.
https://www.bmel.de

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