Are all animals suitable for human consumption

1. FLESH1.1."Meat" means all edible parts of the animals referred to in points 1.2 to 1.8, including blood;1.2."Ungulates" means domestic animals of the genera beef (including bubalus and bison), pigs, sheep and goats, and solipeds kept as domestic animals;1.3."Poultry" means farm poultry, including animals that are not considered pets but are raised like pets, with the exception of ratites;1.4."Game animals" rabbits, hares and rodents;1.5."wild game"
  • wild ungulates, lagoon animals and other terrestrial mammals that are hunted for human consumption and are considered game under the law of the Member State concerned, including mammals that live in an enclosed enclosure under conditions similar to wild game;


  • wild bird species that are hunted for human consumption.
1.6."Farm game" means breeding ratites and land mammals other than those referred to in number 1.2 from farms;1.7."Small game" wild game birds and wild game animals;1.8."Large game" means wild land mammals not covered by the definition of small game;1.9."Carcass" means the body of an animal after slaughter and dressing;1.10."Fresh meat" means meat that has been chilled, frozen or quick frozen for preservation purposes, including meat that has been vacuum-packed or wrapped in a controlled atmosphere;1.11."By-products of slaughter" means fresh meat other than fresh carcass meat, including viscera and blood;1.12."Entrails" organs of the thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavities as well as the trachea and esophagus and - in poultry - the goiter;1.13."Minced meat" means boned meat which has been minced by mincing and which contains less than 1% salt;1.14."Mechanically separated meat" means a product obtained by removing the meat adhering to meat-bearing bones after boning or to poultry carcasses by a machine in such a way that the structure of the muscle fibers is broken down or changed;1.15."Meat preparations" means fresh meat, including meat that has been minced, to which foodstuffs, seasonings or additives have been added, or which has been subjected to a processing operation which is insufficient to alter the internal muscle fiber structure of the meat and thereby remove the characteristics of fresh meat;1.16. "Slaughterhouse" means an establishment for slaughtering and dressing animals whose meat is intended for human consumption;1.17."Cutting plant" means a plant that bones and / or cuts meat;1.18."Game processing establishment" means an establishment in which hunted game and game are prepared for placing on the market.
LIVE SHELLS2.1."Mussels" Lammelibranchia, which feed by filtering out small organisms from the water;2.2."Marine biotoxins" are toxic substances that are stored by mussels, especially because they feed on plankton containing toxins;2.3."Keeping" means the storage of live bivalve molluscs from Class A production areas, cleaning centers or dispatch centers, in basins or other facilities filled with clean seawater or in natural places in order to remove sand, silt or slime, to preserve or improve and ensure their organoleptic properties that they are in perfect viability prior to wrapping or packaging;2.4."Producer" means any natural or legal person who gathers live bivalve molluscs at a harvesting site in order to process them and place them on the market;2.5."Production area" means an area of ​​the sea, estuary or lagoon with natural mussel beds or places used for mussel farming from which live mussels are harvested;2.6."Relay area" means a sea, estuary or lagoon area which is clearly delimited and marked by buoys, piles or other fixed devices and is intended exclusively for the natural cleaning of live mussels;2.7."Dispatch center" means an operation on land or in the water for the reception, holding, rinsing, cleaning, sizing, wrapping and packaging of edible live bivalve molluscs;2.8."Cleaning center" means an operation with basins that are fed with clean sea water and in which live mussels are kept until contamination is reduced to such an extent that the mussels are fit for human consumption;2.9."Implementation" is the relocation of live mussels to sea, lagoon or estuary areas until the mussels have excreted enough contamination to be fit for human consumption. This term does not include the special process of releasing mussels in more suitable areas for fattening purposes.
FISHERY PRODUCTS3.1."Fishery products" means all wild or human-kept marine or freshwater animals (excluding live bivalve molluscs, live echinoderms, live tunicates and live marine snails and all mammals, reptiles and frogs), including all edible forms and parts of these animals and all edible products derived from them;3.2."Factory ship" means a ship on which fishery products are subjected to one or more of the following operations and then wrapped or packaged and, if necessary, refrigerated or frozen: filleting, cutting, skinning, peeling, shell removal, mincing or processing;3.3."Freezer ship" means a ship on which fishery products are frozen, if necessary after preparatory work such as bleeding, decapitating, gutting and removal of the fins, and, if necessary, then wrapped or packaged;3.4."Fish products obtained by mechanical removal from meat" means any product obtained by removing the meat adhering to the fish products by mechanical means in such a way that the structure of the meat is dissolved or changed;3.5."Fresh fishery products" means unprocessed fishery products, whole or prepared, including products which are vacuum-packed or packaged under modified atmospheric conditions, which have only been refrigerated for preservation and which have not undergone any further treatment;3.6."Prepared fishery products" means unprocessed fishery products that have been anatomically altered by operations such as gutting, heading, cutting, filleting and chopping.
MILK4.1."Raw milk" means the unaltered milk of farm animals that has not been heated above 40 ° C and has not been subjected to any treatment with a similar effect;4.2."Milk production holding" means a holding with one or more farm animals that are kept for the production of milk that is to be marketed as food.
EGGS5.1."Eggs" mean farm poultry eggs in shell, other than cracked eggs, incubated eggs and boiled eggs, suitable for immediate human consumption or for the manufacture of egg products;5.2."Liquid egg" unprocessed egg components after removal of the shell;5.3."Cracked eggs" eggs with damaged lime shells but intact shell skin;5.4."Packing station" a company in which eggs are sorted according to quality and weight classes.
FROG LEGS AND SNAILS6.1."Frog legs" means the back parts of the body of frogs of the species Rana (family of the Ranidae), in cross-section behind the forelegs separated, gutted and skinned;6.2."Snails" land snails of the species Helix pomatia Linné, Helix aspersa Muller, Helix lucorum and the species of the agate family.
PROCESSING PRODUCTS7.1."Meat products" means processed products which are obtained from the processing of meat or the further processing of such processed products in such a way that, if the core is cut, the cut surface allows it to be determined that the characteristics of fresh meat are no longer present;7.2."Milk products" means processed products resulting from the processing of raw milk or the further processing of such processed products;7.3."Egg products" means processed products resulting from the processing of eggs or from various egg components or mixtures thereof or from the further processing of such processed products;7.4."Processed fishery products" means processed products obtained through the processing of fishery products or the further processing of such processed products;7.5."rendered animal fats" means fats obtained by melting meat, including bones, for human consumption;7.6."Greaves" protein-containing solid components that settle when the crude fat is melted out after the fat and water have been partially separated;7.7."Gelatin" means natural, soluble protein, gelling or non-gelling, obtained by the partial hydrolysis of collagen from bones, hides and skins, tendons and ligaments of animals;7.8."Collagen" means a protein-based product from animal bones, skins, hides and tendons which has been manufactured in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance;7.9."Treated stomachs, bladders and intestines" "stomachs, bladders and intestines that have been salted, heated or dried after their extraction and cleaning.
OTHER DEFINITIONS8.1."Products of animal origin"
  • Foods of animal origin, including honey and blood,

  • live bivalve molluscs, live echinoderms, live tunicates and live marine snails intended for human consumption


  • other animals that are delivered to the end user alive and that are to be prepared accordingly for this purpose.
8.2."Wholesale Market" means a food business that consists of several separate units with shared facilities and departments that sell food to food business operators.