Current as of 2021-10-02 14:41:21 -0500
Regulation applicable to pork products
Local regulations limit the amount of pigs we can keep, how we can keep them and provide some additional requirements.
Currently we are allowed by OCA to keep up to 40 pigs at any given point in time. We are not allowed to breed our own pigs. These limitations are based on the current state and size of our buildings related to pig keeping.
Based on the amount of oak trees producing acorns to feed the pigs between November and February we seem to have a capacity of up to 57 iberian pigs.
The rules allow us a maximum number of pigs at any given point in time. An overlapping presence of young and old pigs is not possible. The replacement pigs can only arrive after the finished pigs have left the farm. In the end that means we loose every other cycle.
We want to increase the allowance to a total of 120 pigs at any given point in time so that we utilize our acorn capacity of 55 pigs. We are required to build a larger quarantine shelter.
The European Union can set forth law that applies directly to all citizens and legal entities:
A regulation is a legal act of the European Union that becomes immediately enforceable as law in all member states simultaneously. Regulations can be distinguished from directives which, at least in principle, need to be transposed into national law.
Regulations (direct law)
- Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin
- Documento de orientación sobre la aplicación de determinadas disposiciones del Reglamento (CE) no 852/2004 relativo a la higiene de los productos alimenticios
Directives (need to be transposed into national law)
- Real Decreto 1221/2009, de 17 de julio, por el que se establecen normas básicas de ordenación de las explotaciones de ganado porcino extensivo
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