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Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1906/90 on certain marketing standards for poultry.

Type of law

This Regulation lays down at the Community level marketing standards for certain types and presentations of poultry meat of the following species: Gallus domesticus; ducks; geese; turkeys; guinea fowls. Such poultry meat may not be marketed within the European Community unless it meets the requirements established by this Regulation, which do not apply to poultry meat intended for export from the European Community nor to the type of sales referred to in article 3 (5) of Council Directive 71/118/EEC. In compliance with article 3, poultry meat shall be classified as either class "A" or class "B" according to the conformation and appearance of the carcases or cuts. It may be marketed as fresh, frozen or quick-frozen (art. 3, par. 2). The indications referred to in article 4 must be shown on the accompanying commercial documents.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Regulation came into force on 9 July 1990.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal L 173, 6 July 1990, pp. 1-4.
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