Pigmeat plants in the EU are governed by detailed hygiene & sanitary regulations. Meat production plants are inspected & approved. Anti- mortem & post-mortem veterinary inspections are carried out on all animals.
Meat must be cut & packed under natural environmental conditions where the cold chain is uninterrupted thus ensuring the preservation of the meat product.
Meat processing staff must be suitably trained and cleaning and disinfection procedures are carried out under strict documented rules.