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Classification companies under the Meat Act Approval


An undertaking which carries out the weighing and grading by commercial classification of bovine, porcine and ovine carcasses is referred to as a classification undertaking.


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

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food.

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

Requirements

  • Guarantee of the necessary independence from the operators in the meat marketing chain as a whole
  • Reliability and expertise
  • Establishment or address for service in Germany
  • employment of a sufficient number of approved classifiers for proper classification, and
  • Compliance with the requirements of the standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020:2004-11 Type A
  • The presentation of an accreditation certificate from an accreditation body is not a prerequisite for approval.

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?

Authorisation must be applied for before commencing activity.

Technically approved by

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

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)