Polish Minister of Agriculture announces new legal solutions in the meat sector

26-Jul-2019 - Poland

The Polish Minister of agriculture and Rural Development and meat producers are planning to improve already high meat production standards. This is a response to the growing interest in Polish products among foreign consumers.

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The Ministry of Agriculture is working with Polish producers on increasing safety during the meat production process. The most important changes include:

  • 24/7 control in slaughter centres;

  • Innovative biosensor system that, combined with Blockchain technology, guarantees total control over an animal;

  • Further sanctions for infringements involving violation of the provisions on identification and registration of animals;

  • Specified time limit for destruction or cancellation of ear tags and passport after slaughter.

  • Thanks to these proposals, Poland will strengthen its position on the world meat market. "Polish consumers, being aware of these standards, will have greater confidence in national producers," said Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski.

    In February, only one case of illegal slaughter of injured livestock was detected in Poland. This situation has been opposed by national producers. The Polish farms have been inspected by EU inspectors who did not identify any shortcomings in their functioning. In addition, Polish producers comply with all applicable EU conditions. "We cannot allow incidental violation of provisions," said Jerzy Wierzbicki, President of the Polish Beef Sector Council.

    The Beef Sector Council will soon publish an open letter to all Members of the new office of the European Parliament. In the document, Polish breeders demand the harmonisation of the provisions of the law in all Member States in order to raise standards in the meat sector.

    Note: This article has been translated using a computer system without human intervention. LUMITOS offers these automatic translations to present a wider range of current news. Since this article has been translated with automatic translation, it is possible that it contains errors in vocabulary, syntax or grammar. The original article in Spanish can be found here.

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