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CONTENTS

Foreword

2

Introduction

3

Scope

3

Country of Origin

3

Pig Production Terms

4

Breed Names

5

How to Sign Up to the Code 6

Useful Contacts

6

About the Task Force 7

2

THE CODE OF PRACTICE

FOR THE LABELLING OF

PORK AND PORK PRODUCTS

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FOREWORD

The Pig Meat Supply Chain Task Force launched the voluntary

Code of Practice for the labelling of pork and pork products.

The Code of Practice was drawn up to provide the pig meat

supply chain with a set of guidelines to help them produce

clear, consistent and unambiguous labelling on all pork and

pork products. It calls for the country of origin of the pork

used in pork products to be clearly displayed.

Organisations that sign up to the Code of Practice are able to

provide consumers with clarity and even greater confidence

in the pork products they purchase. The Code of Practice

is consistent with the policy of the Food Standards Agency

which wants labelling to be clear, consistent and transparent.

The Code of Practice applies to the whole of the pig meat

supply chain.

For more information about the Task Force turn to page 7.

The Code of Practice is in the process of being revised to

reflect the EU law on country of origin labelling for fresh

and frozen pork that is in force from 1 April 2015.

More information is availabl

e here