“Duty ” – The legal requirements
The indication of origin of fresh meat must be implemented at every stage of production and marketing (slaughter, cutting, wholesale, food retail, butcher’s shops, farm shops). It is based on the EU regulations relating to beef labelling and the indication of origin of meat from swine, sheep, goats and poultry and the food information regulation, as well as other European and national legal texts that implement these regulations.
New since 1/4/2020 is the declaration of origin for the primary ingredient where this differs from the declaration of origin of the product. In the ORGAINVENT System, the origin of the “meat” primary ingredient in processed products (e.g. meat products, meat preparations, ready meals) can be indicated and traced.
“Freestyle” – Voluntary indications
Types of meat for which no statutory requirement for indication of origin has yet been stipulated, e.g. rabbit, venison or other exotics, can also be identified and tracked with the ORGAINVENT System. We do this by developing internal system regulations that are closely modelled on the aforementioned legal texts.
Special attention is given by ORGAINVENT to voluntary declarations, which are used to additionally endorse the meat. Category, breed, regional origin, rearing conditions, feeding conditions and branded meat programmes are declarations that provide added value to the meat and are in demand from customers.
The ORGAINVENT System combines all of the legal requirements and the use of voluntary declarations into one system, thus offering its subscribers a uniform implementation for identification, traceability and documentation.
The ORGAINVENT System incorporates regular independent inspections by external certification organisations in order to monitor the correct implementation of the system requirements and be able to react quickly to deal with weak areas:
Subscribers to the ORGAINVENT System
There are currently (08/07/2020) 260 businesses from the meat industry and retail sector registered as subscribers to the ORGAINVENT System. The use the ORGAINVENT methodology in the process stages and at the operating sites listed in the following table