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Classification company according to the Meat Act approval

An undertaking which carries out the weighing and classification by trade class of bovine, pig and sheep carcasses is known as a classification undertaking.

Classification companies according to the Meat Act (FlG) require approval.

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the Federal Institute for Agriculture and Food.

This procedure can also be handled through a "point of single contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

Find your point of single contact here.


  • Guarantee of the necessary independence from the parties involved in the entire meat marketing chain
  • Reliability and expertise
  • Establishment or address eligible for service in Germany
  • Employment of a sufficient number of approved classifiers for proper classification, and
  • Meet the requirements of the DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020:2004-11 Type A standard
  • The presentation of an accreditation certificate from an accreditation body is not a prerequisite for admission.

Which documents are required?

No documents are required.

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Admission must be applied for before commencing work.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Regional Development

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.