Food business establishments handling food of animal origin must be approved when handling food for which Annex III of Regulation (EC) 853/2004 imposes specific requirements. The process of making an application for approval, granting approval and conditional approval. When approval is required and the factors taken into consideration. Approval codes and acceptable identity marks. Refusal to approve and the right to appeal. Exemptions from approval – direct supply of small quantities of primary products, retail exemptions, supply to final consumer at farmers’ markets and composite products.
Products of Animal Origin
Regulation (EC) 853/2004 lays down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin. The meaning of ‘unprocessed product’, ‘processing’ and ‘processed product’ as they apply to products of animal origin. The meaning of a product of animal origin with examples of unprocessed and processed products. Processed ‘meat products’, ‘dairy products’, ‘fishery products’ and others. Official controls and enforcement.