Netherlands – Commission authorising methods for grading pig carcasses

Due to technical adaptations and the fact that a change in the Dutch pig population is foreseen as castrated males are expected to be absent in the near future, the Netherlands has requested the Commission to authorise three methods for grading pig carcasses on its territory...
Thursday 26 May 2011 (6 years 9 months ago)
Due to technical adaptations and the fact that a change in the Dutch pig population is foreseen as castrated males are expected to be absent in the near future, the Netherlands has requested the Commission to authorise three methods for grading pig carcasses on its territory and has presented a detailed description of the dissection trial, indicating the principles on which those methods are based, the results of its dissection trial and the equations used for assessing the percentage of lean meat in the protocol provided for in Article 23(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008.

The use of the following methods is hereby authorised for grading pig carcasses pursuant to point 1 of Section B.IV of Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 in the Netherlands:
— the Hennessy Grading Probe (HGP 7) apparatus and the assessment methods related thereto, details of which are given in Part 1 of the Annex,
— the Capteur Gras/Maigre — Sydel (CGM) apparatus and the assessment methods related thereto, details of which are given in Part 2 of the Annex,
— the CSB Image-Meater (CSB) apparatus and the assessment methods related thereto, details of which are given in Part 3 of the Annex.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:136:0095:0098:EN:PDF

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