Project: Enabling the slaughter of cattle for personal use

Project: Enabling the slaughter of cattle for personal use

Slaughter of cattle aged up to 12 months on the farm as part of the production of meat for personal use - envisaged by the proposed amendment to the Act on Veterinary Inspection. The document prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture was sent to government works.

The draft adjusts EU regulations to Polish legislation and changes provisions in several acts.

In March 2017, the European Parliament and the Council (EU) amended the regulation, inter alia, on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law. Although these provisions have been in force in all Member States since mid-December 2019, a detailed review of national legislation has shown the need for changes, the main ones in the provisions governing the tasks of the Veterinary Inspection.

The draft act, apart from adaptation changes, regulates the principles of collecting fees to cover the costs of official controls and other official activities, as well as other issues, such as slaughtering cattle on a farm for personal use. It also provides for the possibility of checking whether all carcasses of wild boar intended for the hunter's own use have been tested for the presence of Trichinella, or whether there are no sufficiently detailed procedures for obtaining production rights by Polish plants producing food of animal origin for the market of a given third country.

The act is to enter into force on January 1, 2022 (PAP)

author: Anna Wysoczańska