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Classification and labelling of bovine carcasses

Only organisations for compliance assessment may carry out the classification and labelling of bovine carcasses.

An organisation for compliance assessment must be independent, provide the accreditation as per the SIST EN ISO/IEC 17020 standard and employ adequately qualified staff – a controller.

Applies for SKD:

  • Support activities for animal production A01.620


  • The control organisation must be accredited for conformity establishment (SIST EN 17020)


    Accreditation report

    Legal basis

  • The tasks of a controller are the following:

    • classification, branding and labelling of carcasses,
    • keeping records on the established quality of carcasses at the slaughter line,
    • daily record-keeping of carcasses by suppliers, pig farmers and slaughter establishments and monthly sending of reports to the ministry responsible for agriculture and food on the slaughter,
    • classification and masses by a slaughter establishment;
    • cooperation with an expert organisation or individuals who organise trainings for work and expert trainings of controllers with the representatives of bovine farmers and competent administrative authorities.

    A controller must have at least secondary education (level 5) of agricultural, veterinary or food processing programme and pass the training organised by the organisation appointed by the ministry.


Cross-border/temporary provisions of activity

Performance of the activity in Slovenia is possible on cross-border/temporary basis. Acquisition of permits is not required prior to commencing the service.
Last modified:
5. 8. 2020