Publication - Guidance

Beef labelling: guidance

Published: 30 Jun 2010
Directorate:
Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9780755994571

A guide on the compulsory beef labelling system and the beef labelling scheme (the approval system for other labelling claims) for people and organisations selling beef in Scotland.

21 page PDF

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21 page PDF

144.3 kB

Contents
Beef labelling: guidance
Section F: Examples of labels

21 page PDF

144.3 kB

Section F: Examples of labels

In the examples below, information which is compulsory is shown in bold type. Information which needs our approval and independent verification is shown in italics.

Label for carcasses

British beef
03/04/02/42864/1 - a reference number or code
Classification: CR3L (compulsory for most abattoirs)
Weight: 152 kilos
Slaughtered in: UK (1234)
Origin: UK
Cutting in (or cut in): UK (1234)

Label for beef where there are particular origin claims

British beef
05/02/02/324694/3 - a reference number or code
Rump steak
Weight: 500 grams
Price: £2.40
Unit price: £4.80 a kilo
Born in: Orkney - UK
Reared (or fattened) in: Orkney and Aberdeenshire - UK
Slaughtered in: Aberdeenshire - UK (2345)
Cutting in (or cut in): Aberdeenshire - UK (6789)

Label for mince

Organic
Minced beef
06/08/02/958425/2 - a reference number or code
Weight: 2 kilos
Price: £9
Minced in: UK
Slaughtered in: UK
Origin: Ireland
Cutting in (or cut in): Ireland

Label for Trimmings

70 VL Trimmings
07/05/06/215243/0 - Ref. Code or Number
Weight 500 grams
Price £3.00
Slaughtered in UK (Plant Approval Number)
Trimmed in UK (Production Plant/Plants Approval Number)
Origin: UK
Labels for the marketing of meat of bovine animals aged 12 months or less

Category V - appropriate age categorisation
03/04/08/42864/1 - reference number/code
Weight: xx kilos
Origin: UK
Slaughtered in: UK (1234)

Category Z - appropriate age categorisation
03/04/08/42864/1 - reference number/code
Classification: CR3L (BCC abattoirs)
Weight: xx kilos
Origin: UK
Slaughtered in: UK (1234)