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Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 458

AGRICULTURE

Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made

27th September 1996

Coming into operation

8th November 1996

The Department of Agriculture, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by sections 66(1), 74A(1), 84 and 86(1), (2), (3) and (9) of the Agriculture Act 1970(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf and after consultation with such persons or organisations as appear to it to represent the interests concerned, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 8th November 1996.

Amendment of the Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

2.  Article 2 of the Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(2) shall be amended by—

(a)substituting for the definition of “mammalian meat and bone meal” the following definition—

“mammalian meat and bone meal” means mammalian protein derived from the whole or part of any dead mammal by rendering or, in the case of an imported product, by an equivalent process; and

(b)inserting after the definition of “mammalian meat and bone meal” the following definitions—

  • “protein” means any proteinaceous material which is derived from a carcase but does not include:

    (a)

    milk or any milk product;

    (b)

    dicalcium bone phosphate;

    (c)

    dried plasma or any other blood product;

    (d)

    gelatin; or

    (e)

    amino acids produced from hides and skins by a process which involves exposure of the material to acid of pH less than 2 followed by alkali of pH greater than 11, followed by heat treatment at at least 140°C for 30 minutes at 3 bar pressure;

“rendering” means “rendering” as defined in the Animal By-Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993(3);“”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland on 27th September 1996.

L.S.

P. T. Toal

Assistant Secretary

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations amend the Fertilisers (Mammalian Meat and Bone Meal) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996, by replacing the definition of mammalian meat and bone meal and adding definitions for protein and rendering (Regulation 3).

(1)

1970 c. 40; section 74A was inserted by the European Communities Act 1972, c. 68, Schedule 4, paragraph 6, and there are other amendments to the Act not relevant to these Regulations

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