African swine fever; application for designation by food company
If you wish to slaughter, cut and process a pig from the restricted zones or store the meat and meat products in the event of an outbreak of African swine fever, you must apply for the establishment to be designated.
African swine fever is a category A animal disease and must therefore be controlled. Domestic pigs and wild boar are susceptible. The disease is not dangerous for humans. However, it can cause considerable damage in pig herds. In the vast majority of cases, the infection is fatal for pigs. The virus persists for months, particularly in meat and meat products, and remains infectious.
As soon as African swine fever has broken out, various restricted zones are established.
- In the case of an outbreak in domestic pigs:
- Restricted zone III
This includes the protection zone with a radius of at least 3 km around the outbreak location and the surveillance zone with a radius of at least 10 km around the outbreak location.
- Restricted zone I, if applicable
It adjoins restricted zone III on the outside.
- In the case of a wild boar outbreak:
- Restricted zone II
This comprises the infected zone. This is defined with a radius of approx. 15 km around the location where the infected wild boar was found.
- Restricted zone I
This is defined with a radius of approx. 45 km around the outbreak location.
A designation is required for
- the immediate slaughter of kept pigs from restricted zones II and III
- the cutting, processing and storage of fresh meat and meat products, including intestinal casings, obtained from pigs kept in restricted zones II and III
- the dressing of game meat and the processing and storage of fresh meat and meat products of wild boar obtained in restricted zones I, II and III
- the dressing of game meat and the processing and storage of fresh meat and meat products from wild boar, provided that these are located in restricted zones I, II and III
Exceptions are possible for
- cutting plants
- processing plants
- storage establishments
Exemptions are granted by the competent district administrative authorities for establishments not approved under food law. In the case of establishments approved under food law, the competent government or the Bavarian Food Safety and Veterinary Control Authority issues the exemption.
- Structural and / or organizational requirements for the separation of live pigs from differently regulated restricted zones
- Structural and / or organizational requirements for the separation of goods flows
- Ensuring the traceability and traceability of supply chains
- Existence of an emergency concept
- If necessary, facilities for risk-reducing treatment
The applications and attachments must be submitted to the relevant district administrative authority (veterinary office).
After a preliminary review and plausibility check, the applications are forwarded to the respective government.
The concepts and evidence must be submitted in writing.
The processing time is 2 weeks after all documents have been submitted and any necessary changes have been made.
Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.
Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz
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