In Spain 650,000 tons of meat are produced annually. Food security in beef is associated to guarantee traceability. This tool allows you to give information from birth, upbringing, transportation, sacrifice, cutting and marketing to the consumer. European regulations are very strict and rigorous as regards the activity of farmers: identification, registration, hygienic-sanitary conditions, use of medicines, protection of the environment, travel travel plan, etc.
This traceability system begins with the individual identification of the animal and consists of:
-Auricular marks, located in the ears of the animal, in which it is identified:
- The country
- The competent authority
- Verification or control
- The autonomous community
- The individual identification of the animal
-The computerized database or SITRAN that integrates the General Registry of Livestock Farms (REGA), the Individual Animal Identification Registry (RIIA) and the Movement Registry (REMO).
-Identification Document (DIB), which will accompany the animal in all its transfers.
-Logbook of the farm, accessible for a minimum period of three years.
* Information from the guide of the Spanish Society of Primary Care Physicians (SEMERGEN), “Importance of beef in the diet of the Spanish.”