Food Law News - EU - 2009

Council Press Release, 19 October 2009

POULTRY - Marketing standards for poultry meat: Council adopts amendments

The following is an extract from the minutes of the Council meeting Agriculture and Fisheries Luxembourg, 19-20 October 2009

The Council adopted by qualified majority, with the United Kingdom delegation voting against, the regulation modifying the current marketing standards for poultry meat.

The Council took note of the statement made by the United Kingdom delegation and agreed to have it entered in the minutes of the meeting.

The regulation aims at extending the scope of the current marketing standards for poultry meat to poultry meat preparations and products. The principle behind the existing definition of fresh poultry meat is extended to fresh poultry meat preparation: a fresh poultry meat preparation can only be obtained from fresh poultry meat, i.e. which has never been frozen before.

The regulation also proposes deleting some elements of the current standards on the grounds of simplification (deletion of subdivision of Class A).

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