Labelling Requirements for Meat and Poultry Products
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Bulk Container

A container not intended for sale by a retailer to a consumer and includes a shipping container [2, MIR].

Extended Meat Product

A meat product to which a meat product extender has been added [2, MIR; B.01.001, FDR].

Extended Poultry Product

A poultry product to which a poultry product extender has been added [2, MIR; B.01.001, FDR].

Gelling Agent

Gelatin, agar and carrageenan [2, MIR; B.01.001, FDR].

Meat

The edible part of a carcass that is the muscle associated with the skeleton, tongue, diaphragm, heart, gizzard or mammalian oesophagus, with or without accompanying and overlying fat, together with those parts of the bones, skin, sinews, nerves, blood vessels and other tissues that normally accompany the muscle and are not ordinarily removed in dressing a carcass, but does not include the muscle associated with the lips, snout, scalp or ears, mechanically separated meat or meat to which an ingredient other than meat has been added.

Meat By-Product

Edible blood, an edible organ or edible tissue that was derived from the carcass of a food animal, but does not include meat or mechanically separated meat.

Meat Product

Meat, meat by-product, prepared meat or prepared meat by-product [2, MIR; B.01.001, FDR].

Meat Product Extender

A food that is a source of protein and that is represented as being for the purpose of extending meat products [2, MIR; B.01.001, FDR].

Poultry Product

Poultry meat, prepared poultry meat, poultry meat by-product or prepared poultry meat by-product [2, MIR; B.01.001, FDR].

Poultry Product Extender

A food that is a source of protein and that is represented as being for the purpose of extending poultry products [2, MIR; B.01.001, FDR].

Solid Cut Meat

An edible meat product consisting of either a solid piece of meat or containing at least 80% of boneless skinless meat in pieces weighing 25 g or more [B.14.020, FDR].

Simulated Meat Product

Any food that does not contain any meat product, poultry product or fish product but that has the appearance of a meat product [2, MIR; B.01.001, FDR].

Simulated Poultry Product

Any food that does not contain any poultry product, meat product or fish product but that has the appearance of a poultry product [2, MIR; B.01.001, FDR].

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