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Limosa declaration: meat industry

A Limosa declaration is required for every self-employed worker who comes to Belgium to pursue temporarily or partially a self-employed activity in the meat industry, but who does not reside permanently or is not settled in Belgium

The meat industry mainly includes the activities linked to the cutting, meat preparations and meat products and the slaughter intended for animal consumption.

 

Which activities in the meat industry are involved?

It concerns the following self-employed activities:

Cutting plants

  • receipt of raw materials, additional ingredients and packaging materials
  • primary storage
  • production
  • final storage
  • packaging and labelling of the final product
  • (refrigerated) storage and distribution (logistics)

Meat preparations and meat products

  • receipt of raw materials, additional ingredients and packaging materials
  • primary storage
  • raw materials preparation
  • production of (fresh) meat preparations; production of meat products
  • final storage
  • packaging and labelling of the final product
  • (refrigerated) storage and distribution (logistics)

Slaughter of hoofed animals, poultry and rabbits (activities carried out in slaughterhouses)

  • receipt of live animals, slaughter declaration, unloading and ante-mortem expertise
  • primary storage, cleaning and disinfection of cattle trucks and boxes
  • slaughtering process (dirty part)
  • finishing stage of the slaughtering process (clean part)
  • only for poultry and rabbits, packaging and labelling of the final product
  • (refrigerated) storage and distribution (logistics)

Some categories of posted self-employed workers are exempt from the mandatory Limosa declaration.