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Beef (Emergency Control) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 175


Beef (Emergency Control) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996


29th April 1996

Coming into operation

30th April 1996

Whereas it appears to the Department of Health and Social Services acting as the Department concerned that the sale of meat derived from older bovine animals may involve imminent risk of injury to health.

Now therefore the said Department concerned, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 12(1), 26(3) and 47(2) of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Beef (Emergency Control) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 30th April 1996.

Amendment of the Beef (Emergency Control) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

2.  The Beef (Emergency Control) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996(2) shall be amended by—

(a)inserting after Article 2(2), the following paragraph—

(3) The provision in paragraph (1) shall not apply to meat from a bovine animal that was born, reared and slaughtered in any of the countries specified in the Schedule.;

(b)at the end inserting the following Schedule—

Article 2(3)

SCHEDULECountries Exempted from Article 2(1)

  • Argentina

  • Australia

  • Botswana

  • Brazil

  • Mauritius

  • Namibia

  • New Zealand

  • Paraguay

  • Poland

  • South Africa

  • Swaziland

  • Uruguay

  • United States of America

  • Zimbabwe.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services on


D. A. Baker

Assistant Secretary

29th April 1996.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

The Beef (Emergency Control) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 (as the principal Order) prohibited the sale in Northern Ireland of any meat from bovine animals slaughtered after 28th March 1996 and which at the time of slaughter were more than 2½ years of age. This Order amends the principal Order to exclude from the scope of that prohibition meat from bovine animals that were born, reared and slaughtered in countries specified in the Schedule inserted by Article 2(b).


S.I. 1991/762 (N.I. 7); See the definition of ‘the Department concerned’ in Article 2(2)

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