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The Specified Risk Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Preliminary

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Specified sheep and goat material

    4. 4.Specified bovine material

    5. 5.Approvals

  3. Part II Restrictions of the use of specified risk material and vertebral columns of ruminant animals

    1. 6.Specified risk material for human consumption

    2. 7.Prohibitions applying to the vertebral column

    3. 8.Registration of premises on which meat is recovered by mechanical means from ruminant animals

  4. Part III Requirements in relation to the removal and initial treatment of specified risk material

    1. 9.Initial treatment of bovine, sheep and goat carcases in a slaughterhouse

    2. 10.Initial treatment of bovine, sheep and goat carcases elsewhere than in a slaughterhouse

    3. 11.Rendering whole carcases

    4. 12.Exceptions from the requirement to stain specified risk material

    5. 13.Measures in relation to stained specified risk material

  5. Part IV Prohibitions on the removal of certain specified risk materials from ruminant animals

    1. 14.Prohibition on the removal of brain and eyes

    2. 15.Prohibition on the removal of the spinal cord of a ruminant animal

  6. Part V Particular requirements in relation to sheep and goats

    1. 16.The young lamb stamp

    2. 17.Transportation of unmarked carcases of sheep and goats

    3. 18.Presence of an official veterinary surgeon

    4. 19.Possession of unmarked carcases of sheep and goats

  7. Part VI Transport and disposal of specified risk material

    1. 20.Procedure for bringing in specified risk material from Great Britain, the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands

    2. 21.Consignment of specified risk material

    3. 22.Approved collection centres

    4. 23.Approved incinerators

    5. 24.Approved rendering plants

    6. 25.Veterinary or laboratory premises, etc.

    7. 26.Power to give directions

    8. 27.Transport

    9. 28.Storage

  8. Part VII Enforcement

    1. 29.Offences and penalties

    2. 30.Application of provisions of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

    3. 31.Enforcement

    4. 32.Revocations

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Rendering requirements

      1. Part I Requirements to be met where specified risk material is rendered

        1. 1.The premises shall be adequately separated from the public highway...

        2. 2.Unauthorised persons and animals shall not be permitted to have...

        3. 3.The premises or part of the premises used to process...

        4. 4.The premises shall have sufficient capacity of hot water and...

        5. 5.The equipment used to render specified risk material shall include—...

        6. 6.To prevent recontamination of processed specified risk material by incoming...

        7. 7.The premises must have adequate facilities for cleaning and disinfecting...

        8. 8.Adequate facilities must be provided for disinfecting the wheels, immediately...

      2. Part II Methods of rendering

        1. Method 1

          Natural fat batch atmospheric (150 mm particle size)

          1. 1.Equipment

          2. 2.Crushing

          3. 3.Cooking

          4. 4.Separation and storage of final products

          5. 5.Records

        2. Method 2

          Natural fat batch atmospheric (30 mm particle size)

          1. 1.Equipment

          2. 2.Crushing

          3. 3.Cooking

          4. 4.Separation and storage of final products

          5. 5.Records

        3. Method 3

          Added fat batch atmospheric (30 mm particle size)

          1. 1.Equipment

          2. 2.Crushing

          3. 3.Cooking

          4. 4.Separation and storage of final products

          5. 5.Records

        4. Method 4

          Natural fat batch (Batch Pressure)

          1. 1.Equipment

          2. 2.Crushing

          3. 3.Cooking

          4. 4.Separation and storage of final products

          5. 5.Records

        5. Method 5

          Natural fat continuous atmospheric

          1. 1.Equipment

          2. 2.Crushing

          3. 3.Cooking

          4. 4.Separation and storage of final products

          5. 5.Records

        6. Method 6

          Added fat continuous atmospheric

          1. 1.Equipment

          2. 2.Crushing

          3. 3.Cooking

          4. 4.Separation and storage of final products

          5. 5.Records

        7. Method 7

          Defatted continuous atmospheric

          1. 1.Equipment

          2. 2.Crushing

          3. 3.Pre-heating

          4. 4.Pressing

          5. 5.Drying

          6. 6.Storage of final products

          7. 7.Records

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Application of the Order to Scheme animals

  10. Explanatory Note

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