The apparatus IM-03 meets the requirements set by European Union for use in EU countries and is approved only for use in Poland by the EU Committee Decision printed in the Official Journal of EU L258/5
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On March 3, 2005 the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development sent a request to the Pork Production Committee of the EU asking them to allow testing of the IM-03 apparatus, which is required by law.
On April 8, 2005 the Committee allowed the testing of the IM-03. The testing was performed by the Meat and Fat Research Institute of Warsaw during April and May 2005.
On the basis of the dissection results and the analysis of the results the Institute concluded as follows:
- The error of the apparatus is 2,33% which is the best result in Poland while measuring with one stab of the needle.
- There are no significant errors of the apparatus.
On May 18, 2005 the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development sent a request to the Pork Production Committee of UE asking them to approve the results of the testing and officially allow the usage of the IM-03 apparatus in Poland.
On June 15, 2005 the Committee accepted the results of the testing with no remarks and on July 13, 2005 the Committee made a decision regarding the official approval to make amendments in the Decision for Poland. On September 25, 2005 in the Official Journal of the EU L258/5 the final Decision allowing the usage of the Im-03 apparatus in Poland was announced.
Before the official testing some individual testing had been performed in several slaughter houses in Poland. We checked the apparatus in industrial conditions on the lines with efficiency of 180 carcasses per hour.