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

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Initial treatment of specified bovine material elsewhere than at a slaughterhouse

9.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this regulation, when specified bovine material is removed from the carcase of a bovine animal elsewhere than in a slaughterhouse, the occupier of the premises at which the specified bovine material is removed (in this regulation referred to as “the occupier”) shall ensure that it is stained immediately, and in any event before it is frozen.

(2) The occupier shall ensure that the specified bovine material does not come into contact with any other animal material while on the premises and that it is consigned in accordance with Article 9 of the SBM Order and disposed of in accordance with these Regulations.

(3) In the case of specified bovine material which is intended to be examined by or on behalf of an officer of the Department or a veterinary surgeon, the specified bovine material shall not be stained until after the completion of such examination.

(4) The requirement to stain specified bovine material shall not apply in the case of specified bovine material which is intended to be used for a manufacturing purpose in accordance with Article 8 of the SBM Order or regulation 16.

(5) The provisions of this regulation shall not apply in the case of a post-mortem examination carried out by a veterinary surgeon or a veterinary practitioner at a farm provided that he makes arrangements for the disposal of the whole carcase by burial there.

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