Regulation (EC) no 854/2004 laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption is not complying with official anatomical nomenclature
Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences. Veterinary Sciences
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In order to protect public health, a series of official controls have to be performed during and after slaughter aimed at identifying diseased animals that have to be excluded from human consumption. All requirements are neatly stipulated in Regulation (EC) No 854/2004. However, the text contains a number of misconceptions and erroneously used terms, which result in a lack of clarity. This lack of clarity could lead to improper inspection and thus be detrimental to public health safety. This paper describes a correct nomenclature and presents proposals to make the regulation more transparent. In addition, the Dutch, French and German translations of the English section of the regulation are discussed.