Public Abattoir

Abattoir Square,
Albert Town,
Marsa MRS 1123

 Telephone (General)
(+356)2292 5900

 Telephone (Administration)
(+356) 2292 5910

 Booking & Cash Office
(+356)2292 5907

 Email

Legislation

Generally speaking the Public Abattoir operates under two broad categories of legislation:[1] the EU (and National) food safety including the hygiene package, and the EU legislation regulating agricultural markets.

European and national legislation define the food safety objectives to be achieved, leaving the food operators responsible for adopting the safety measures to be implemented.

Key pieces of the food safety and hygiene legislation are:

 - Veterinary Services Act 

 - Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament andof the Council of 29 April 2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs  (MT – No Maltese version is published on the EU Website)

 - Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament andof the Council of 29 April 2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food ofanimal origin  (MT – No Maltese version is published on the EU Website)

 - Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of the European Parliament andof the Council of 29 April 2004 laying down specific rules for the organisationof official controls on products of animal origin intended for humanconsumption​   (MT – No Maltese version is published on the EU Website)

For further information and other applicable legislation, one may visit the Food Safety webpage on the eurlex website 

Key pieces of legislation regulating animal welfare are:

 - Animal Welfare Act

 - Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 of 24 September 2009​ on the protection of animals at the time of killing (Text with EEA relevance). 

Key pieces of the EU legislation regulating agricultural markets are:

 - Council Regulation (EC) No 1308/2013 of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of markets in agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) – [EN] [MT​

 - COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1249/2008 of 10 December 2008 laying down detailed rules on the implementation of the Community scales for the classification of beef, pig and sheep carcases and the reporting of prices thereof – [EN] [MT​]

 



[1] It goes without saying that all European and National legislation establish the framework within which the Public Abattoir operates; this section seeks to identify the main pieces of legislation relevant to​