Labelling Requirements for Meat and Poultry Products
Use of a Code on Hermetically Sealed Containers to Identify the Establishment

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Codes may be used on hermetically sealed containers to identify the registration number, the meat product and the date of production.

The use of a code in replacement of the registration number is permitted provided the code is placed in front of the production codes (i.e. meat product, date) and is followed by either a hyphen (-), an oblique (/) or a space clearly distinguishing the establishment code from the production code. If desired, the establishment code may be placed on a separate line, above the production code. If the registration number is used, the same conditions apply.

Use of a code in replacement of the Establishment Code
Example Establishment code
Production code
1. Z-232W3OXQ
2. Z/232W3OXQ
3. Z 232W3OXQ
4. Z
232W3
OXQ

or

Use of a code in replacement of the Registration Code
Example Establishment code
Production code
1. 999-232W3OXQ
2. 999/232W3OXQ
3. 999 232W3OXQ
4. 999
232W3
OXQ
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