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The Specified Bovine Material (Treatment and Disposal) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Prohibition on the removal of the brain and eyes of a bovine animal

12.—(1) A person shall not in any premises remove the brain or eyes from the head of a bovine animal over six months except—

(a)for the purposes of veterinary or scientific examination or research; and

(b)in a part of the premises kept free at all times from food intended for human consumption, and any cosmetic, pharmaceutical or medical product, or any ingredient of any such product.

(2) The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply to the removal under Article 29 of the Order of the eyeballs of bovine animals at the place of slaughter by a veterinary inspector or other authorised officer of the Department for the purposes of analysis under Article 31(1) of the Order.

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