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1 UNECE Specialized Section on Standardization of Meat Presentation to the Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards (WP.7) November, 2008 By Ian King, Australia Craig Morris, United States of America Claudio Meza, UNECE Secretariat

2 Acknowledgements France, April 2008 Meeting of Rapporteurs on the standard for Veal Carcases and Cuts, Rennes. Special thanks to Alain Boismartel (France) and company SVA Jean Rozé.

3 Acknowledgements Russia, September/October 2008 Hosted in Nizhniy Novgorod Joint Russia/UNECE/EU Seminar on Standards for Eggs and Egg Products Hosted in Moscow Joint Russia/UNECE Seminar: International Standards on Meat and Meat Products – a Common Language for International Trade

4 Acknowledgements Special thanks to Victor Gouschin, Andrei B. Lisitsyn and Irina V. Sus (All Russian Meat Research Institute - VNIIMP)

5 Current work UNECE Standard for Veal – Carcases and Cuts Rapporteurs Meeting Rennes, France April, 2008 Draft Standard for Veal Meat – Carcases and Cuts

6 Current work UNECE Standard for Veal – Carcases and Cuts The meeting of Rapporteurs was organized by the delegation of France. Delegations from Australia, France, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States attended to the meeting. A draft standard was presented to the 17 th session of the Specialized Section in April and a decision was made to incorporate the Veal Standard (once completed) as an Annex to the Bovine Standard.

7 Current work Revision of Standards for Eggs and Egg Products Rapporteurs Meeting Nizhniy Novgorod September, 2008 Draft Standard for Hen Eggs-in-Shell. Draft Standard for Hen Egg Products.

8 Current work Revision of Standards for Eggs and Egg Products A Rapporteurs meeting was held in Moscow in October, 2007, to revise and update the Egg Standards at the request of the Working Party. The Standard was considered by the Section in April 2008 and referred back to the Rapporteurs for further work. A second meeting of Rapporteurs was held in Russia last September. This activity will be completed by the Section in 2009 and it is expected to be submitted to the Working Party for approval in 2009.

9 Current Work Joint Russia/UNECE Seminar: International Standards on Meat and Meat Products – a Common Language for International Trade Moscow, 30 September – 2 October, 2008 The V.M. Gorbatov All-Russian Meat Research Institute (VNIIMP) and UNECE held a seminar on practical application of UNECE meat standards. About fifty experts from Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Mongolia and Ukraine took part in the seminar. Mr. Steve Olson, from US Department of Agriculture, and Mr. Philippe Jouault, cutting plant manager from Gâtine Viandes, France, showed how to process porcine carcasses, on the basis of the UNECE standard, into retail cuts according to US and French/European methodologies. Mrs. Claire Coupin (France), quality manager of the Confédération Nationale de la Triperie Française presented the draft UNECE Standard for Edible Meat Co-products.

10 Background Substantial Progress Made Bovine (Published) Ovine (Published) Chicken (Published) Llama/Alpaca (Published) Porcine (Ready for Publication) Turkey (For publication in 2009) Caprine (For publication in 2009) Duck (Standard submitted for approval in 2008) Edible Co-products (Standard submitted for approval in 2008) Eggs and egg products (Revised, submitted to Section in 2009) Veal (Work in progress)

11 Recent accomplishments 2007: –Submit draft standards for Caprine and Edible Meat Co-products –Revision of the Bovine Standard –Rapporteurs prepared a draft standard for Duck –Rapporteurs revised standards for egg and eggs products –Publication of the Standards for Chicken and Ovine 2008: –Submit draft standards for Duck and Edible Meat Co-products –Rapporteurs prepared a draft standard for Veal –Rapporteurs continued revision of standards for egg and eggs products –Publication of the Standards for Llama/Alpaca and Porcine

12 New UNECE Standards Edible Meat Co-Products Edible meat co-products: The Section proposed a new name to identify the standard, since this name is defined as animal products other than red or white muscles, allowing the grouping of the terms offal, fancy meats, variety meats and edible by-products in one single concept. The Standard was amended to add blood products and pork items (Currently, the standard includes more than 100 items from bovine, veal, ovine, caprine and porcine). The Specialized Section submitted to the Working Party the amended texts on edible meat co-products for adoption as new UNECE standard.

13 New UNECE Standards Duck Meat – Carcases and Parts Duck meat – carcases and parts: The delegation of China prepared the draft text with input from several delegations. The text was agreed upon by the Section in April The Specialized Section submitted to the Working Party the amended texts on Duck Meat – Carcases and Parts for adoption as new UNECE standard.

14 Publications UNECE Standard for Porcine Meat - Carcases and Cuts Porcine Standard completed and approved in 2006 Published and distributed in 2008

15 Publications UNECE Standard for Llama/Alpaca Meat - Carcases and Cuts Llama/Alpaca Standard completed and approved in 2006 Published and distributed in 2008

16 Future work The Specialized Section proposed the following items: a)Continue the process to finalise the draft of a preliminary UNECE Standard for Veal Meat - Carcases and Cuts. b)Complete the work on revising the Standards for Eggs and Egg Products. c)Initiate discussions to prepare a preliminary draft of a UNECE Standard for Retail Meat Cuts. The delegation of the United States will prepare a paper explaining the main reasons and objectives to have this standard. d)The delegation of Poland offered to host a Rapporteurs meeting on Goose, possibly in April 2009.

17 Future Work Duck Meat – Carcases and Parts A Joint China/UNECE Seminar on Duck will be held in Nanjing, China from 2 to 4 December, Delegations from Europe, Australia and China will participate. The draft programme of the seminar includes: –Presentation of the UNECE Standard for Duck Meat - Carcases and Parts –Visit to the Laboratory of Meat Processing and Quality Control, Ministry of Education (Nanjing Agricultural University) –Technical visit to duck meat processing companies in Nanjing including "Yurun", one of largest meat group in China

18 What is our future in UNECE? Working together in the development of a global supply chain Long term goals for global e-commerce: –Expand UNECE standards on meat –Increase ability to promptly respond to industry requests –Continually work with industry to maximize e- commerce

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21 UNECE Specialized Section on Standardization of Meat Chairman Ian King – Australia Vice-Chairman Craig Morris – United States of America UNECE Secretariat Claudio Meza


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