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The Bovine Products (Production and Despatch) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In these Regulations—

“bovine animal” means a bull, cow, steer, heifer or calf;

Commission Decision 96/239/EC” means Commission Decision 96/239/EC on emergency measures to protect against bovine spongiform encephalopathy(2), as amended by Commission Decision 96/362/EC(3);

“controlled bovine by-product” means—




an amino acid;


a peptide;


tallow; or


a product derived, by hydrolysis at a temperature of at least 250°C, from tallow (other than tallow produced in accordance with the requirements set out in regulation 3(1) of these Regulations or of the Great Britain Regulations),

produced in the United Kingdom from any part of a bovine animal and which is—


liable to enter the human food chain or animal feed chain; or


destined for use in cosmetic, medical or pharmaceutical products;

the Department” means the Department of Agriculture;

“the Great Britain Regulations” means the Bovine Products (Production and Despatch) Regulations 1997(4);

“inspector” means any person appointed as such by the Department and any veterinary surgeon appointed under regulation 3(4)(b) or 6(1)(b) or any veterinary inspector;

“member State” means any member State of the European Communities other than the United Kingdom;

“pharmaceutical products” do not include veterinary products;

“premises” includes any place, installation, vehicle, ship, vessel, boat, craft, hovercraft or aircraft, but does not include premises used as a dwelling;

“relevant goods” means—


meat for human consumption;


any meat product for human consumption;


any meat preparation for human consumption; or


food for domestic carnivores,

obtained from a bovine animal which was not slaughtered in the United Kingdom;

“third country” means any state which is not a member of the European Community; and

“vertebral column” includes any part thereof.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to an instrument of the European Communities is a reference to that instrument as amended at the date of the coming into operation of these Regulations.


O.J. No. L78, 28.3.96, p. 47


O.J. No. L139, 12.6.96, p. 17


S.I. 1997/389

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