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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 No. 3033
3.—(1) In regulation 2(1)—
(a)after the definition of “calf”, insert—
““conventionally reared meat chicken” means an animal of the species Gallus gallus that is kept for meat production, other than one—
that is on a holding with fewer than 500 such animals or with only breeding stocks of such animals;
that is on a hatchery;
in relation to which the term “Extensive indoor (barn-reared)”, “Free range”, “Traditional free range” or “Free range – total freedom” can be used within the meaning of point (b), (c), (d) or (e) of Annex V to Commission Regulation (EC) No 543/2008 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 as regards the marketing standards for poultrymeat(1); or
“food business operator” has the meaning given by Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety(3);”;
(b)in the definition of “litter” after the words “laying hens” insert “and conventionally reared meat chickens” and replace the words “enabling the hens” with the words “enabling those birds”;
(c)after the definition of “pig” insert—
““stocking density” means, in relation to any house in which conventionally reared meat chickens are kept, the total live weight of chickens which are present in the house at the same time per m2 of usable area;”; and
(d)in the definition of “usable area”—
(i)after “means”, insert “, in relation to laying hens,”,
(ii)at the end, insert “, or, in relation to conventionally reared meat chickens, a littered area accessible to the chickens at any time”.
(2) In regulation 2(2) after sub-paragraph (a), insert—
OJ No L 157, 17.6.08, p 46, to which there are amendments and corrections not relevant to these Regulations.
OJ No L 189, 20.7.07, p 1, as amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 967/2008 (OJ No L 264, 3.10.08, p 1).
OJ No L 31, 1.2.02, p 1, as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 596/2009 (OJ No L 188, 18.7.09, p 14).
OJ No L 182, 12.7.07, p 19.
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