Meat processing: approval

Service Description

To operate a meat processing business, you need to be licensed by the authorities.


  • The legal requirements concerning compliance with food and feed law and animal health and welfare are met.
  • There are no facts that justify the assumption that the food business operator does not have the necessary reliability to run the business.

Approval is granted on application after at least one on-site inspection by the authorities. It can be granted for a limited period and with conditions. With the approval, your establishment receives an approval number, which is made public.

No approval is required for retail establishments, such as artisanal butchers without slaughtering or restaurants that do not sell more than one-third of their products of animal origin to other local (i.e., located no more than 100 km away) retail establishments.

special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

Butchers' establishments are subject to the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs and to the provisions of the Regulation implementing Community legislation on foodstuffs. Establishments that distribute a not merely incidental share of their production (maximum one-third) via branches or other food establishments as well as catering establishments at local level (max. 100 km) are subject to an approval requirement under Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 with specific hygiene regulations for food of animal origin. In addition, further provisions of food law may be relevant.

In particular, the structural and other requirements for ensuring good hygienic practices in the company must exist, as well as a complete concept for hazard analysis and control of the production processes used (HACCP concept). This HACCP concept must be verified by means of microbiological self-monitoring in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 2073/2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs. For more detailed information, please refer to the leaflet issued by the Veterinary and Food Control Office. Compliance with these requirements must be demonstrated in on-site inspections.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Thüringer Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz (TLV) - Abteilung 2 Gesundheitlicher und technischer Verbraucherschutz

Tennstedter Straße 8/9
99947 Bad Langensalza
0361 57-3815200
0361 57-3815720
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Number: 10
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