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Veal definition

What is veal anyway?

The EC regulations at a glance:

  • Only meat originating from cattle younger than eight months which was primarily fed using milk and milk products can be sold as veal.
  • Meat from animals between the ages of eight and twelve months at the time of slaughter which had their diets supplemented with grain can be marketed under the name of young cattle.
  • During the slaughtering process, the animals must be separated into one of the two categories and labelled correspondingly:
    V for veal and Z for young cattle.
  • The label on the meat packaging must provide information about the age of the animal at the time of slaughter and the name under which it is sold. In addition, information regarding origin or quality may also be provided.
  • The EC regulations are also applicable for meat imports from EU countries and other countries.