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Document 31980L0216

Council Directive 80/216/EEC of 22 January 1980 amending Directive 71/118/EEC on health problems affecting trade in fresh poultrymeat

OJ L 47, 21.2.1980, p. 8–10 (DA, DE, EN, FR, IT, NL)
Greek special edition: Chapter 03 Volume 027 P. 244 - 246
Spanish special edition: Chapter 03 Volume 017 P. 120 - 122
Portuguese special edition: Chapter 03 Volume 017 P. 120 - 122
Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 03 Volume 011 P. 210 - 212
Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 03 Volume 011 P. 210 - 212
Special edition in Czech: Chapter 03 Volume 004 P. 153 - 155
Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 03 Volume 004 P. 153 - 155
Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 03 Volume 004 P. 153 - 155
Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 03 Volume 004 P. 153 - 155
Special edition in Hungarian Chapter 03 Volume 004 P. 153 - 155
Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 03 Volume 004 P. 153 - 155
Special edition in Polish: Chapter 03 Volume 004 P. 153 - 155
Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 03 Volume 004 P. 153 - 155
Special edition in Slovene: Chapter 03 Volume 004 P. 153 - 155

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/2005; Implicitly repealed by 32004L0041

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31980L0216

Council Directive 80/216/EEC of 22 January 1980 amending Directive 71/118/EEC on health problems affecting trade in fresh poultrymeat

Official Journal L 047 , 21/02/1980 P. 0008 - 0010
Finnish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 11 P. 0210
Greek special edition: Chapter 03 Volume 27 P. 0244
Swedish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 11 P. 0210
Spanish special edition: Chapter 03 Volume 17 P. 0120
Portuguese special edition Chapter 03 Volume 17 P. 0120


COUNCIL DIRECTIVE of 22 January 1980 amending Directive 71/118/EEC on health problems affecting trade in fresh poultrymeat (80/216/EEC)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Articles 43 and 100 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission (1),

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament (2),

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee (3),

Whereas Directive 71/118/EEC of 15 February 1971 on health problems affecting trade in fresh poultrymeat (4), as last amended by Directive 77/27/EEC (5), lays down the slaughtering and inspection requirements for poultrymeat intended for intra-Community trade and trade within Member States;

Whereas poultry rearing and the marketing of poultrymeat is carried on to a large extent by small-scale producers who sell their produce at local markets and account for a significant part of the agricultural activity in certain Community regions ; whereas such activities should be allowed to continue under certain conditions;

Whereas the method of production of "foie gras" makes evisceration of the recently slaughtered bird impossible without seriously damaging the liver;

Whereas while ensuring that the hygiene and inspection requirements established under Community legislation, and in particular under the relevant provisions of Annex I, Chapters I, III and XIV to the Directive referred to, are strictly maintained, the necessary specific amendments should be made to such legislation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

Directive 71/118/EEC is hereby amended as follows: 1. The following subparagraph shall be added to Article 3 (1) (A) (a):

"Notwithstanding the requirements of the first subparagraph, birds intended for the production of "foie gras" may be stunned, bled and plucked on the fattening farm, provided that these operations are carried out in a separate room which complies with the requirements of Annex I, Chapter I, C, and that, in accordance with Annex I, Chapter XIV, the unconeviscerated carcases are transported immediately to an approved cutting plant which is equipped with a special room as defined in Annex I, Chapter II, (2) (b) a, where the carcases must be eviscerated within 24 hours."

2. In the second subparagraph of Article 3 (5), the words "and until 15 August 1981" shall be deleted.

3. In Annex I, Chapter II (2): - the following subparagraph shall be added:

"(b) a If evisceration is carried out there, a room for the evisceration of ducks and geese reared for the production of "foie gras" which have been stunned, bled and plucked on the fattening farm",

- the words "and under (b) a" shall be added to the first line of point (h).

4. In Annex I, Chapter III (3) (c), "and (b) a" shall be inserted after the words "and to (2) (b)". (1)OJ No C 247, 1.10.1979, p. 16. (2)OJ No C 34, 11.2.1980, p. 106. (3)Opinion delivered on 24 and 25 October 1979 (not yet published in the Official Journal). (4)OJ No L 55, 8.3.1971, p. 23. (5)OJ No L 6, 8.1.1977, p. 19.

5. The following subparagraph shall be added to Annex I, Chapter IV (13):

"However, in the case of ducks and geese reared for the production of "foie gras" and stunned, bled and plucked on the fattening farm, the ante mortem inspection may be carried out in the last week of fattening."

6. The following subparagraph shall be added to Annex I, Chapter IV (14):

"In the case of ducks and geese reared for the production of "foie gras" and stunned, bled and plucked on the fattening farm, the certificate referred to in Annex IIIa must accompany the uneviscerated carcases on arrival at the cutting plant equipped with the separate room for evisceration."

7. The following subparagraph shall be added to Annex I, Chapter V (23):

"However, ducks and geese reared and slaughtered for the production of "foie gras" may be eviscerated within 24 hours, provided that uneviscerated carcases are as soon as possible reduced to and then kept at the temperature laid down in Chapter XII (46) and transported in accordance with the rules of hygiene."

8. The following Annex shall be added:

"ANNEX IIIa

MODEL

Health certificate for the carcases of ducks and geese reared for the production of "foie gras", stunned, bled and plucked on the fattening farm and transported to a cutting plant which is equipped with a separate room for evisceration >PIC FILE= "T0013378">

Article 2

Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive on 1 February 1980, and shall forthwith notify the Commission thereof.

Article 3

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 January 1980.

For the Council

The President

G. MARCORA

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