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Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION concerning the use of lactic acid to reduce microbiological surface contamination on bovine carcases


Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 lays down specific rules on the hygiene of food of animal origin for food business operators. It provides that food business operators are
not to use any substance other than water to remove surface contamination from products of animal origin, unless the use of the substance has been approved in
accordance with that Regulation. It provides that the use of approved substances is not to affect the obligations of food business operators to comply with the
requirements of that Regulation.


Commission Status

03/10/2012 Proposal Adopted by European Commission
Next Action: A copy will be sent to the European Parliament and Council

EU Parliament Status

03/10/2012 Received from Commission
Next Action: Will be allocated to relevant Parliamentary Committee(s)

Council Status

03/10/2012 Received from Commission
Next Action: It will be allocated to a committee for discussion

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