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The Products of Animal Origin (Disease Control) (Wales) Regulations 2008

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Regulation 2

SCHEDULE 2Approved meat treatments

Meat treatmentDiseases against which the treatment is effective

(a)Heat treatment in a hermetically sealed container with an F value of 3 or more (where F is the killing effect on bacterial spores: an F value of 3 means that the coldest point in the product has been heated sufficiently to achieve the same killing effect as 121°C in three minutes with instantaneous heating and chilling)

All diseases

(b)Heat treatment at a minimum temperature of 70°C which must be reached throughout the meat

All diseases except African swine fever

(c)Heat treatment at a minimum temperature of 80°C which must be reached throughout the meat

All diseases

(d)Heat treatment in a hermetically sealed container to at least 60°C for a minimum of 4 hours during which time the core temperature must be at least 70°C for 30 minutes

All diseases except Newcastle disease

(e)Natural fermentation and maturation of not less than nine months for boneless meat resulting in the following characteristics: a Water Activity (Aw) value of not more than 0.93 or a pH value of not more than 6

All diseases except sheep and goat plague and Newcastle disease

(f)Natural fermentation as in (e) but with the bone still in the meat

Classical swine fever and swine vesicular disease

(g)Treatment of hams and loins involving natural fermentation and maturation for at least 190 days for hams and 140 days for loins

African swine fever

(h)Heat treatment ensuring a core temperature of at least 65°C is reached for the time necessary to achieve a pasteurisation value (pv) equal to or more than 40

Sheep and goat plague

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