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Specified Bovine Material Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Separation of specified bovine material

7.—(1) A person rendering a whole bovine carcase shall do so in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 in the same way as if the carcase were specified bovine material.

(2) 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 feedingstuffs or any ingredient for feedingstuffs.

(3) A person shall not store specified bovine material in the same room as feedingstuffs, veterinary products or any ingredient of feedingstuffs or veterinary products.

(4) The prohibition in paragraph (2) shall not apply to the removal under Article 29 of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(1) of the eyeballs of bovine animals at the place of slaughter by a veterinary inspector or any other officer for the purposes of analysis under Article 31(1) of that Order.

(5) The prohibition in paragraph (3) shall not apply where a veterinary inspector or another officer of the Department has approved the storage of the specified bovine material in the same room as feedingstuffs or veterinary products or any ingredient of feedingstuffs or veterinary products on being satisfied that the arrangements for storage will ensure the adequate separation of the specified bovine material from the feedingstuffs, veterinary products or ingredients.

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