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Order No. 544 on examination for Trichinella in meat.

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This Order lays down detailed rules on the examination of meat in Denmark (art. 3) of Trichinella found in meat and in adherence to EU regulations. Carcasses of pigs shall not be tested for Trichinella if it is demonstrated these were raised under controlled animal keeping conditions. Slaughterhouses and game handling establishments must ensure for Trichinella inspection as follows: carcasses of pigs from herds not qualify for controlled animal keeping conditions (Commission Regulation EC No. 2075/2005 - Annex IV). Carcasses of horses, and wild animals, including wild pigs susceptible to Trichinella. Results of samples taken for Trichinella in accordance with this Order must ensure that they are analyzed at specially accredited laboratories and by certified professionals in in accordance to Annex I, Paragraph III, Chapter III, Part B of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of 29 April 2004 on control regulation for food of animal origin.
The Order consists of 9 Chapters: Definitions and scope (1); Controlled animal keeping conditions (2); Game and other animal species susceptible to Trichinella (3); Testing for Trichinella (4); Dealing with suspicion or detection of Trichinella (5); Public inspection (6); Payment of expenses (7); Penalties (8); Entry into force (9).
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Entry into force notes
1 June 2014.
Accredited laboratories must be in accordance to the current edition of ISO / IEC 17025 - "General requirements for testing and calibration laboratories" of the Danish Accreditation and Metrology Fund (DANAK) or an equivalent accreditation body which is a signatory of the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) multilateral recognition Agreement.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om trikinunders gelse af k d.
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